• 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.

    Call for Volunteers

    ABPTRFE Accreditation Services Committee applications are now being accepted. Nominations are due by November 30, 2014. Learn more.

    New Accreditation Process

    Review new procedures related to applying for residency and fellowship program accreditation.

     

    Quick Facts

    Residency Programs

    • Number of Accredited Programs: 176
    • Number of Graduates (1999-2013): 1603

    Fellowship Programs

    • Number of Accredited Programs: 34
    • Number of Graduates (1999-2013): 941

    Clinical Residency & Fellowship Programs Growth Chart

    ABPTRFE Growth Chart
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