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Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency

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Admissions Requirements

  • Graduation from a CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education) physical therapy program;
  • License to practice physical therapy in Arizona before matriculation (Arizona license required for residency clinical experiences);
  • Employment in an approved clinical practice in Arizona.

Application Procedures

  • Submit primary application through RF-PTCAS at www.abptrfe.org. Application opens September 16th one year prior to anticipated enrollment.
  • The deadline to apply through RF-PTCAS is June 15th of the year of anticipated enrollment.

Items required of applicants in the RF-PTCAS primary application:

  • Complete RF-PTCAS application;
  • Official transcripts from every PT U.S. college and university attended;
  • Correct RF-PTCAS application fee
  • 3 received electronic Letters of Recommendation

Program specific supplemental requirements:

  • Supplmental fee of $70;
  • Additional information detailing clinical site and mentor;
  • Interview with Residency Program Director.

Qualities desired for Residency applicants

  • Strong desire to advance clinical skills and knowledge;
  • Strong communication in clinical reasoning skills;
  • Evidence of self-initiative and self-responsibility;
  • Commitment to patient-centered practice.

Contact Information

For additional information regarding the orthopedic physical therapy residency program please contact:

*Cheri Hodges
PT, DPT, Mapp, OCS, FAAOMPT
Program Director
chodges@atsu.edu
480-219-6189