The NAIOMT/Messiah University Orthopedic Residency is a mix of live, synchronous, and asynchronous coursework conveniently designed to provide all the benefits of residency training without having to relocate. The core courses can be taken at Messiah University, at another location closer to where the resident-in-training resides, or on-line. Our coursework includes the core NAIOMT courses that will culminate in the resident-in-training earning the "COMT" credential and preparing for the OCS examination, as well as innovative coursework that includes clinical reasoning and differential diagnosis, value-based physical therapy principles, social determinants of health and its influence on orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy outcomes, regenerative medicine, exercise prescription, post-operative orthopedic physical therapy intervention, research opportunities, journal clubs, and script-concordance assessments (match your knowledge to "experts!").
"To graduate specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy who are reflective, innovative, evidence-based, and life-long learners built on a foundation of 'PT First' as the solution for orthopedic-based human movement dysfunction by committing to quality advanced education, professional guidance and growth, continuous improvement, and strategic initiatives delivered through a "top of the license" interprofessional practice framework optimizing objectively measurable, value-based patient centered outcomes."
1,800 total hours of the residency program
Educational hours: 300 minimum
Patient-care hours: 1,500 minimum
Total 1:1 mentoring hours: 150 hours minimum
Completion (Graduation) rate (2023-):
ABPTS Orthopaedic Specialty Exam pass rate (2023-):
ABPTRFE has granted NAIOMT/Messiah University's orthopedic residency program candidacy status. Candidacy status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation. Achieving candidacy status is not an indication that ABPTRFE will grant initial accreditation. Participants who graduate from a program in candidacy status are not deemed to have completed an accredited program.