Boston University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
    The Fellowship Program is approximately one year in length and contains clinical, didactic, teaching, and scholarship experiences. Fellows will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills in the treatment of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders with a focus on the biopsychosocial approach to patient care utilizing advanced manual therapy skills and therapeutic exercise interventions.
    The curriculum sequence for the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is structured such that the fellow completes the majority of the didactic components in the first 6 months of the fellowship program. The emphasis of the early didactic training is on the foundational concepts for comprehensive examination and intervention of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. The didactic training also focuses on enhancing critical thinking skills, analysis, synthesis and interpretation of diagnostic test results and clinical examination findings to prepare the fellow to be the primary access point into the health care system for patients presenting with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Application of evidence-based contemporary treatment principles is emphasized to help guide the choice of standardized outcome measures, the formulation of the diagnosis and prognosis and intervention planning.

    The didactic portion of our curriculum was developed to initially engage the fellow with the importance of actively involving the patient in the examination and plan of care and to ensure a comprehensive approach to patient management is employed. Emphasis on application of current evidence, ongoing assessment of care, and recognition of findings warranting referral to other health care providers ensures that the fellow is prepared to function as an initial entry point into the health care system. The sequence of clinical content areas was specifically mapped to allow the fellow concentrated training in more complex areas of patient management earlier on in the fellowship program to allow the maximal amount of mentored time in these areas over the duration of the fellowship program. The content is delivered via webinars and independent study modules. In addition there are 6 on-site 2 day modules held at Boston University to address psychomotor skill development in the context of patient case management.
Program Contact Information
Program Type Fellowship
Program Status Accredited
Specialty/Subspecialty Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy
Program Directors Name Lee Marinko, PT,ScD
Address Line 1 635 Commonwealth Ave
Address Line 2
City, State Zip Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone 617/353-7495
Fax 617/353-9463
Application Details
Application Deadline 1 04/01/2018
Admission Decision Date 1 06/01/2018
Program Start Date 1 09/04/2017
Interview Required Yes
Important Dates Not Applicable
Program Prerequisites
Courses Not Applicable
Certifications Not Applicable
Experience Not Applicable
Link to program’s prerequisite instructions Not Applicable
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental application fee required Not Applicable
Supplemental application fee amount Not Applicable
Link to supplemental forms or instructions Not Applicable
Essay Questions
Program requires a reference from the following individuals
    Not Applicable
Program Details
Multi-site program Yes
Part-time versus Full-time Full Time
      Tuition Yes
      Salary Yes
      Salary Type Annually
      Benefits Full-Time Employee
      Other Benefits Not Applicable
      Ability to earn higher degree No
      Higher degree available Not Applicable
      Program Length (in months) 12
      Anticipant number of clinical hours per week 35
      Maximum Number of Positions 12