NAIOMT/Messiah University Residency Program
Earn your COMT and prepare for the OCS examination while completing the NAIOMT/Messiah University orthopedic residency program
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 establish a reflective, innovative, learner centered, and sustainable professional development pathway, built on a foundation of 'PT First' as the solution for orthopedic-based human movement dysfunction, through disciplined, reasoned, guideline-adherent care patterns delivered through a 'top-of-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
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.