Why should I complete an orthopaedic residency program?
Board specialization in orthopaedic physical therapy provides physical therapists with an important next step in their careers. This residency training program is available for clinicians at all points in their professional journey and allows physical therapists to move onto fellowship training like Regis’ Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Is the Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program right for me?
Regis’ Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program is designed for practicing physical therapists. This program will fast-track your professional development, provide opportunities to gain recognition as a clinical specialist and serve as a unique learning opportunity within the physical therapy field for physical therapists interested in specializing in orthopedics.
This program is a certificate of completion program. Residents will be working full-time while in the residency program as licensed physical therapists.
What will I learn in the Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program?
In this program, students will learn advanced orthopaedic practice, clinical decision making, hands on manual skills and optimized patient treatments. Our teaching philosophy is grounded in Jesuit values centered around community based leadership. Additionally, students will receive 27 hours of dry needling education.
Is Regis’ Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program accredited?
Regis University's Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (RUROPT) program has achieved candidacy status approval under the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as of September 30th, 2019.
Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.
The RUROPT program will continue with all required accreditation procedures, including a site visit in the second half of 2020 to achieve full accreditation.
What class formats are available?
This program is offered as a hybrid model of learning, providing maximum flexibility for working clinicians. During this one-year program, classes are held online and are organized in a series of five courses, totaling 12 semester hours delivered over three semesters. Two one-week long intensives are held on our campus in Denver, Colorado compliment the online courses.
Additionally, students are required to complete 150 hours of mentoring either at their place of employment, or a clinical partnership site. Residents-in-Training (RiT) will be guided in independent study in their primary employment/mentoring site. Clinical mentoring will occur within the OCS and FAAOMPT community of affiliates to the Regis School of PT and the OMPT Fellowship. Reflective professional development will include the use of outcomes tracking for clinical practice benchmarked against national standards.
Residents will obtain mentorship under any one or more of the following options:
• Through agreement with an OCS to provide mentorship for the Resident in Training (RiT) which can occur at their place of employment or at other locations that have a contracted agreement with Regis University
• As part of their employment if they are at a site that is in partnership with the RUROPT and offers the Orthopaedic Residency to employees
• Residents in the RUROPT will have access to graduates/current Fellows-in-Training of the Regis Fellowship in OMPT which represents over 150 Orthopaedic Board Certified Specialists for potential mentorship throughout the United States.
When do classes start?
January 2020 pending candidacy approval.
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Why complete a residency?
*data obtained from ABPTS. Please note, some residency graduates applied under the direct patient care route (non-residents) and not through residency graduate route