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.
The RUROPT program is a candidate residency within ABPTRFE.
Is Regis’ Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy program accredited?
The Regis University Residency program is an approved developing program within ABPTRFE (accrediting agency for PT residencies) and is in the formal candidate process. The candidate process sets specific dates for when a new program will be reviewed for approval of candidacy (February 2019 expected) and for when admissions will occur (March-June 2019 admission notifications) with first cohort expected to start in June 2019.
All graduates of the Residency will be considered graduates of an accredited residency pending the successful completion of the candidacy process for the RUROPT under ABPTRFE. Full accreditation is expected by early 2020.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list of interested applicants and we will notify you as soon as the application opens. Our first cohort will be limited to ten PT’s therefor it’s important to apply as soon as the application is available.
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 (Summer, Fall, and Spring)(June-May). Two one-week long intensives are held on our campus in Denver, Colorado
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.
Obtaining Mentors – 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 RU
• As part of their employment if they are at a site that is in partnership with the RUROPT and offer 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 180 Orthopaedic Board Certified Specialists for potential mentorship throughout the United States
When do classes start?
Cohorts start annually during the summer semester (June)