College of Health Sciences

Orthopaedic Residency and Musculoskeletal Certificate

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Physical Therapy

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Certificate

Program Types

Become an Expert Clinician

Become an expert clinician and prepare to sit for the orthopaedic clinical specialization examination offered by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

The Arcadia University Orthopaedic Residency is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in Orthopaedics.

What to Expect

  • Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • Clinical mentoring occurs at the resident’s current clinical practice site.
  • Didactic curriculum utilizes a hybrid model of online learning and onsite manual skills laboratory sessions.
  • Opportunities for involvement in research based on interest.
  • Opportunities exist to teach in the entry-level DPT curriculum and to serve as mentors and lecturers for the residency curriculum upon completion of the residency.
  • Residents able to qualify for deferment of student loans.
  • The 18-credit residency program is one year in length.
  • The program is affordable and competitively priced.
  • Benefits to the resident include enhancing professional development, advancing knowledge and skill acquisition, and learning via direct mentoring.
  • Residents will graduate with a Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Certificate from Arcadia and be prepared to sit for the orthopaedic clinical specialization examination offered by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Certificate Option

For those looking for advanced clinical and didactic orthopaedic physical therapy education but unable to commit to the mentoring component, the Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Certificate is an option:

  • The 12-credit program can be completed in one to three years.
  • Students can take two courses before formal application and matriculation.
  • There is no required course sequence.
  • Coursework follows the Orthopaedic Residency Program