• Welcome to ABPTRFE

    The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) is the accrediting body for the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for postprofessional residency and fellowship programs in physical therapy.

    Accreditation is the process used by APTA to ensure the quality of the education that participants receive in residency and fellowship programs in physical therapy. It is a voluntary, nongovernmental, peer-reviewed process that occurs on a regular basis.

    Mentoring Manual

    The newly developed ABPTRFE Mentoring Resource Manual provides tools and resources to assist residency and fellowship programs in establishing or advancing their clinical mentoring, and faculty/participant evaluation procedures.

     

    Quick Facts

    Residency Programs

    • Number of Accredited Programs: 182
    • Number of Graduates (1999-2013): 1603

    Fellowship Programs

    • Number of Accredited Programs: 36
    • Number of Graduates (1999-2013): 941

    Clinical Residency & Fellowship Programs Growth Chart

    ABPTRFE Growth Chart
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