The mission of the Augusta University Physical Therapy Orthopaedic Residency* program is to develop physical therapists who demonstrate excellence in advanced clinical reasoning and specialty practice, utilizing a patient and family-centered approach to care for individuals with orthopaedic conditions.
The Orthopaedic Residency program will provide educational and clinical experiences in an academic health care system affiliated with a regional Level 1 trauma center, children's hospital, and over 80 outpatient facilities.
*The Augusta University Orthopaedic Residency Program is in the candidacy phase of accreditation with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The application for candidacy status with ABPTRFE has been submitted. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditations. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.
Other educational programs offered by the Department of Physical Therapy:
CAPTE only evaluates entry-level DPT programs and does not accredit transitional DPT, post-professional degree programs, residency or fellowship programs. The residency programs offered by Augusta University are evaluated for accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. More information about the ABPTRFE and the accreditation status of any residency or fellowship program is available at their website.