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How to Apply

Applicants will meet minimum criteria as described below:

  1. The applicant must hold a license to practice physical therapy in the state where their clinical mentorship will occur at the time of matriculation into the program.  Applicants who are licensed in another state or country may apply to the program but may not begin the program until the required license is received.
  2. The applicant must supply evidence of one year of practice in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy (at least 2000 hours).
  3. The applicant must have completed additional study in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy as evidenced by: certification as a specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties or completion of an orthopaedic or sports physical therapy residency program.
  4. The applicant must submit two recommendations for the program from individuals with direct contemporaneous knowledge of the candidate’s clinical knowledge and skills.
  5. The applicant must provide a transcript of their physical therapy education.
  6. The student may provide GRE scores (optional).
  7. Each applicant must submit a nonrefundable application processing fee, payable to Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae, transcripts, letters of recommendation, $120 processing fee and cover letter. Cover letter should address how their past experience has prepared them for this type of educational program. Interviews will be conducted either by phone or in person. Send application materials to:

Carol A. Courtney PT, PhD, ATC
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Professor
Associate Chair of Post-Professional Clinical Education
Northwestern University
Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
645 N. Michigan Ave, Room 1121
Chicago IL 60611
Carol.courtney@northwestern.edu
Phone: 312-503-2603

 

Application Review Process:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science members and representatives from clinical sites. The applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Education
  2. Clinical education and mentoring experiences
  3. Clinical experience in orthopedic physical therapy
  4. Research experience

The application deadline is March 1st, and applicants will be notified of their admission status by April 15th.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability or health status.

Credentialing

The program will seek credentialing by the Accreditation Council on Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Education (ACOMPTE).

Upon successful completion of a credentialed fellowship program, students can apply to be recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

Mission

  • To educate and mentor physical therapists in the delivery of quality patientcare for individuals with complex healthcare needs, through excellent and innovative education in clinical practice, professionalism, scholarship and clinical reasoning.

Fellowship Program Structure Information 

Program Type: Hybrid

Program Format: Full-time 

Program Length: 12 months

Program Tuition: $9,995/year 

Learn More

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists https://aaompt.org/

International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists https://www.ifompt.org/

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