What is the Fellowship Program?
Advance your knowledge and clinical skills with the highest level of clinical training. Become a clinical expert and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
The curriculum is designed in a stacked format, which means that each subsequent course builds on the previous courses. Therefore, all courses need to be taken in the established sequence. The academic curriculum includes 17 onsite weekend courses as well as 5 online home study courses. It utilizes an evidence-informed, comprehensive approach, which facilitates an effective treatment plan for your patients.
Program completion requires a minimum of 17 months, a maximum of 36 months, with 450 supervised clinical hours, 400 of which are spent in the clinic, one-on-one with a mentor. This design provides fellow students with opportunities to evaluate and treat patients in collaboration with experienced manual therapists.
The clinical instruction component of the curriculum is the strength of this program. Advanced evaluation and treatment skills are emphasized. A sound framework of clinical reasoning and decision-making is utilized as well as significant time in instruction in skilled treatment.
MTI’s Fellowship Admission Requirements
- Successful completion of the first year course work of the Manual Therapy Institute’s’ Certification Program.
- Graduates from an Orthopedic Residency Program do not have to complete the first-year course work of the Certification Program and can enroll directly in the Fellowship Program.