Application Deadline

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are due May 1, 2021.

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 an ABPTRFE-accredited residency in orthopaedic physical therapy OR hold an ABPTS specialist certification in orthopedic physical therapy (OCS)

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 2022-23 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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