The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) reports that it is relaunching its Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Clinical Orthopaedic Residency Programs.
“USAHS is excited to relaunch our Residency and Fellowship programs,” says Dr Wanda Nitsch, president and chief academic officer, USAHS, in a media release.
“As physical therapy practitioners progress in their career, many want to distinguish themselves from other clinicians. Our residency, fellowship, and continuing professional education programs provide a strong pathway for physical therapists to identify and master a specialty practice area through guidance, mentorship from seasoned clinicians, and a focused curriculum with advanced clinical and didactic instruction,” she adds.
The Clinical Orthopaedic Residency Program is designed to produce clinicians who demonstrate superior postprofessional clinical skills, advanced knowledge in clinical practice, and ability to function as consultants, advocates, and educators of their patients and clinics. The 12- to 24-month program combines clinical mentoring in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with seminars and online learning. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the ABPTS OCS Board Exam, as well as be eligible for a Fellowship program, per the release.
The Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program offers practicing physical therapists the opportunity to enhance their manual physical therapy skills through a focused curriculum with advanced clinical and didactic instruction that is intensive and extensive. Fellows-in-training participate in a mentored process of learning which advances clinical specialty skills for both psychomotor and didactic learning. Fellowship graduates are trained for leadership positions, such as teaching orthopaedic manual physical therapy and undertaking clinical research.
This 12- to 36-month program also combines clinical mentoring in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy with seminars and online learning. Graduates of this program are eligible to become fellows of the American Academy of the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (AAOMPT), the release adds.
Participants are also eligible to earn academic credit toward the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Education programs, offered by USAHS.
[Source: University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]