Admission

Admission Requirements

Minimum eligibility requirements for acceptance into the program include:

  1. Current licensure as a physical therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California
  2. Completion of a residency in orthopedic physical therapy from an APTA-credentialed residency program (equivalent to a minimum of 2,000 hours)
  3. If not residency trained, must demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills in orthopedic physical therapy and have at least 4,000 hours or 2 years of experience

Applicants must submit:

  • Graduate application for admission (Apply online through RF-PTCAS)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current CPR certification card
  • Copy of active PT license
  • Current CV
  • Essay addressing the following:
    • Why do you want to do this fellowship as opposed to other available fellowships for physical therapists?
    • What specifically do you hope to gain from completing this fellowship?
    • How will this fellowship help you accomplish your life’s mission?

Applications are reviewed by a selection committee consisting of the fellowship director, clinical faculty, and clinic directors, with consideration of the following:

  1. Academic background
  2. Postgraduate training
  3. Clinical experience
  4. Teaching experience
  5. Research experience
  6. Community service

All applicants are interviewed by the director and clinical mentors of the fellowship. Observation of a live patient clinical exam may be required.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.