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Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

The Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy is a uniquely-designed advanced certificate program for US-licensed physical therapists seeking to specialize in the area of orthopedic physical therapy. As a resident of this post-professional certificate program, you will obtain advanced orthopedic knowledge and clinical skills through rigorous course work and paid internships. Please feel free to direct questions to our Program Director, Dr. Kevin Weaver, at

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Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

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The Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy program will train you to be a well-rounded orthopedic physical therapy specialist through a unique course of study led by highly-skilled faculty in a dynamic environment.

The certificate offers a two-component curriculum:

  1. You will take six courses that are scheduled throughout the year. These courses focus on advanced anatomy, physiology, pathology, and examination and intervention skills of the musculoskeletal system, as well as evidence-based orthopedic physical therapy.

  2. You will complete a clinical component consisting of three paid internship experiences averaging 1,500 total hours. These internships offer a rich experience that includes patient care, mentorship, case presentations, teaching assistance, and physician contact hours. 

The certificate is completed in 12 months. 

The first American Physical Therapy Association-credentialed program of its kind in the New York-metropolitan area, the Clinical Residency in Orthopedic Physical Therapy is a post-professional certificate designed to provide licensed physical therapist advanced orthopedic physical therapy knowledge and clinical skills. 

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Certificate in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and be prepared to take the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OSC) exam for certification.

After completing the certificate, you will be prepared to take the rigorous Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OSC) exam and advance your credentials as practicing physical therapists.

Learn more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the certificate program, and other important information.