Residency and fellowship programs build on physical therapists' foundational knowledge and facilitate the development of advanced practitioners with enhanced skills in a defined area of practice.
Mentoring develops residents and fellows-in-training who enhance the profession. Programs focus on advancing skills and knowledge including, but not limited to, teaching, service, scholarship, governance and policy, leadership, management, ethical, and legal issues. The comprehensive curriculum integrates these combined skills and knowledge specific to a defined area of practice that is consistent with the program's mission, goals, and outcomes.
ABPTRFE currently accredits nonclinical physical therapist faculty residency programs and higher education leadership fellowship programs.
- Processes and Procedures
- Non-Clinical Program Quality Standards
- Crosswalk of Changes to Quality Standards for Non-Clinical Programs: 2018 to 2023
- Webinar: November 2022 Annual Continuous Improvement Report (ACIR)
- Video: Granted Accreditation: Now What
- Video: Substantive Change Process and Procedure
- Webinar: Preparing for the Site Visit
- Webinar: Exhibits 2 and 3 | Exhibits 2-3 Flow Chart
- Video: Developing Exhibit 2 | Exhibit 2: Guidance Instructions and Example
- Video: Developing Exhibit 3 | Exhibit 3: Guidance Instructions and Example
- Video: Quality Standard 2: Curriculum Development
- Video: Quality Standard 5: Assessments
- Non-Clinical Accreditation Report Rubric
Description of Residency Practice
The purpose of the DRP is to provide a summary of establishment of the residency area of practice, and to outline the elements that must be included within the program's curriculum in that area of practice.
Description of Fellowship Practice
The DFP document for Higher Education Leadership will be posted here as it is published.