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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 upon acceptance, prior to matriculation. (Arizona license required for residency clinical experiences);
  • Employment in an approved clinical practice in Arizona with an approved clinical mentor;
  • Personal malpractice liability coverage required upon acceptance, prior to matriculation.

Application Procedures

  • Submit primary application through RF-PTCAS at Application opens September 1st one year prior to anticipated enrollment.
  • The deadline to apply through RF-PTCAS is July 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 Evaluations

Program specific supplemental requirements:

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

**Program does not require additional Evaluations aside from those included in the RF-PTCAS primary application.

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