Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy

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The purpose of this Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy is to advance the educational and clinical foundation of physical therapists choosing to practice primarily with patients who have musculoskeletal problems.  Both novice and expert orthopedic physical therapists, who are interested in life-long learning and enhancement of their differential diagnosis abilities as well as manual therapy skills, would benefit from this program.

A strength of this program is that classes will be coordinated and taught by faculty members from the TWU School of Physical Therapy and the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), emphasizing differential diagnosis and manual therapy for the orthopedic client. This relationship brings together the School of Physical Therapy’s longstanding and excellent reputation in post-professional education with NAIOMT, whose fellowship program is recognized by the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT).


Admission Requirements

Students interested in this program:

  • Must have completed either a baccalaureate or professional master’s degree in physical therapy.

  • Apply to the University

Students should begin the program in the semester that PT 6663 - Advanced Differential Diagnosis (prerequisite course) is offered. You may begin with intermediate courses (PT 6673, PT 6683, or PT 6903) only with an approval from the Certificate program coordinator.
 

Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy Program of Study (12 semester credit hours)

Select 12 semester credit hours from the following:12
Advanced Differential Diagnosis in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Intermediate Evaluation and Mobilization: Lower Quadrant
Intermediate Evaluation and Mobilization: Upper Quadrant
Advanced Evaluation and Mobilization: Lower Quadrant
Advanced Evaluation and Mobilization: Upper Quadrant
Total Semester Credit Hours12