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About Clinical Residencies


The American Physical Therapy Association describes clinical residencies as follows:

"A clinical residency is a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education for physical therapists that is designed to significantly advance the physical therapist resident's preparation as a provider of patient care services in a defined area of clinical practice. It is designed to substantially advance a resident's expertise in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and management of patients in a defined area of clinical practice (specialty). Often, the residency experience prepares an individual to become a board-certified clinical specialist."


The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at Touro College is geared to the working professional and is delivered by an institution that has long maintained a high standard of excellence in advanced orthopedic physical therapy education.
The program features:

  • Flexible delivery of instruction. Clinical courses may be presented condensed into two 2-week modules offered at the Bay Shore campus, augmented by online learning, or the same clinical courses may be made available at more convenient locations across the country.
  • Clinical mentoring provided at your present place of employment and in a distance-learning format.
  • Wide selection of supervised clinical residencies that involves 180 hours of one-on-one, guided clinical practice with master clinicians who hold an OCS.
  • Preparation for the OCS exam integrated into the curriculum, together with an on-line preparation course.