Bellin College, in collaboration with Evidence in Motion (EIM), is launching an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship Program and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT) on its Green Bay, Wis, campus.

The Fellowship is set to begin January 2019, with the Doctorate of Physical Therapy following in early spring 2019.

The Fellowship—an evolution of EIM’s OMPT Fellowship—features a curriculum that combines distance learning, online courses, weekend hands-on courses, and clinical practice hours. It may be completed in as little as 2 years, although many Fellows-in-Training choose to extend this time to achieve a better work/school/life balance, according to Evidence in Motion in a media release.

Students may complete the OMPT Fellowship alone or both the Fellowship and the DSc in a combined program.

“There are three other similar terminal degree programs in the nation that are partnered with specific post-professional clinical fellowship programs,” says Dr Julie Whitman, Bellin College program director, in the release.

“Our program is unique because we will not only accept those who have graduated from our own fellowship from EIM and now through Bellin College, but we will also accept applicants from other credentialed OMPT Fellowship programs directly into the DSc in Physical Therapy. These graduates from other programs will be able to transfer credits from their program into the DSc in PT program,” she adds.

The DScPT degree is an 80-credit program, with 55 credits contributing to the fellowship and another 25 credits spread over about 30 months required to complete the DSc. Students involved in this program will complete courses involving orthopaedic manual physical therapy followed by courses focusing on research, curriculum, and leadership, the release continues.

“This Bellin College DSc in Physical Therapy program will help high-level clinicians develop their research, teaching and leadership skills,” Whitman comments. “As graduates, they will have the skillsets needed to conduct clinically important research, to thrive in various models of educational programs, and to lead at local and national levels.”

[Source(s): Evidence in Motion, PRWeb]