Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program

The Boston University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program has been granted candidacy status by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The Orthopaedic Residency program provides an opportunity for licensed physical therapists to elevate their level of clinical reasoning and practice. This 13-month program is housed within the Boston University Physical Therapy Center (BUPTC).

Residents will be full-time employees of BUPTC allowing for advanced clinical experiences and mentorship while treating a wide array of neuromusculoskeletal conditions within our diverse patient population. Successful completion of the residency program results in eligibility to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Board-Certification Exam in Orthopaedic PT. Completion of the residency program also qualifies the graduate for eligibility for ABPTRFE-accredited fellowship programs, such as the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual PT.

Program Highlights

  • Expert academic and clinical faculty in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Broad array of educational, clinical, teaching, and community service experiences
  • Experience teaching in doctor of physical therapy orthopaedic examination and treatment courses
  • Opportunities to participate in research and professional meetings