NAIOMT Fellowship Format

  • The program meets the IFOMPT Education OMPT Standards under the NAIOMT Fellowship format.

  • Part-time with distance components over typically 36 months. It will fit with your clinical and family commitments and eliminates the need to relocate

  • Classroom 2 -6-day intensive classes plus online guided education & practical study

  • Formal advanced clinical mentoring at your clinic or at the clinical fellowship instructor’s site

  • Interaction with experienced and practicing clinicians; our outstanding faculty

Clinical Curriculum

  • 150 hours of 1:1 clinical mentoring (in person and distance mentoring, synchronized or asynchronized (per ABPTRFE criteria 2017) including individual tutorials and case discussion

  • In person and distance mentoring is with a NAIOMT-approved clinical fellowship instructor, credentialed in OMPT (FAAOMPT or equivalent)

  • A minimum of 700 clinical hours including remote access to faculty during clinical practice

  • Professional Development mentoring

  • Ongoing clinical evaluation and formal examinations: live patient examinations & formal case evaluations

Curriculum Facts

  • Fellowship Program 1200 hours over a maximum of 5 years, averaging 36 months

  • 169 hours of in person and online NAIOMT core advanced 700-level OMPT education courses

  • 128 hours of advanced clinical reasoning online modules of interactive case management training

  • Approx. 120 hours of project development and directed technique practice

  • 150 hours of direct 1:1 clinical mentoring: in person and distance mentoring and tutorials with a NAIOMT-approved clinical fellowship instructor, credentialed in OMPT (FAAOMPT or equivalent)

  • Faculty availability & mentoring during 700 hours of clinical practice

Education Curriculum

  • NAIOMT Advanced Quadrant/Interdependence Theories & Advanced Techniques (169 hours). (C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant, C-715 Advanced Upper Quadrant, C-720 Advanced Clinical Reasoning, C-725 Advanced Spinal Techniques/Manipulation, Core in-person 2-2 day or 4-6-day intensive courses, plus elective fellowship online study to develop advanced theoretical, psychomotor & reasoning skills for specific/focused mobilization/manipulation skills.)

  • Fellowship Advanced Clinical Reasoning Online Modules: 128 hours

  • Self-directed OMPT technique practice (40 hours)

  • Electives: NAIOMT specialty classes, approved non-NAIOMT OMPT electives: OMPT classes covering the breadth and depth of OMPT

  • Online guided study with faculty and peers

  • Examinations: Intermediate and advanced oral-practical examinations, written case presentations

  • Fellowship project

Admission Requirements

  • Physical therapist with unrestricted physical therapy license to practice in the US.

  • 2000 hours of orthopedic physical therapy clinical experience.

  • Completion of four out seven of the 500 and 600 level courses with the remaining courses and associated tests completed within 12 months of admission.

Program Cost

  • The NAIOMT Fellowship is a “pay as you go,” spreading the costs over 30-60 months
  • Costs do not include travel-related expenses nor APTA and AAOMPT membership fees
  • Overview of required hours, courses, exams and related costs.
  • When comparing other programs, please note if their costs include clinical mentoring. Our clinical mentoring costs could be $3750-$5625 (excluding travel expenses) and will vary according to the clinical site arrangements

Program Outcomes