• Fellowship programs are postprofessional programs intended to train physical therapists in a subspecialty area (beyond specialty training). Below please find resources for physical therapy professionals considering continuing their education and advancing their career through a fellowship program.

    Please note: All accredited fellowship programs must be compliant with the new ABPTRFE Quality Standards by January 1, 2019. The new standards require participants of a fellowship program to meet one of the following admission criteria:

    • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) specialist certification in the related area of specialty as defined within the DFP, or
    • Completion of an ABPTRFE-accredited residency in a related specialty area as defined within the DFP.

  • Last Updated: 8/7/2018
    Contact: resfel@apta.org