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About The OPTR Program

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program (OPTR) at Touro College was established and received approval from the New York State Department of Education in 2009. It is a one-year, university-based clinical residency program designed for physical therapists who wish to pursue a post-graduate specialization in orthopedics. The program offers an intense and rigorous year of clinical coursework, online mentoring and supervised clinical training in the art and science of orthopedic physical therapy practice. It is designed to allow physical therapists to advance as patient/client care providers in their areas of clinical practice while remaining at their present jobs. It is also geographically convenient, with courses available in many locations across the country. Through ongoing clinical supervision and mentoring in both classroom and clinical settings by physical therapists who excel in the field, the resident is prepared to become a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and take the next step in career advancement.

Touro College is approved by the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions to provide mandatory continuing education (CEU) credits. The courses presented in the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program earn CEU credits in New York State, as well as collegiate-level grades.