Fellowship Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Fellowship Program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

The fellowship program is a planned program of post-professional clinical and didactic education that prepares a clinician in the subspecialty of orthopedic manual physical therapy. The clinical and didactic instruction is intensive and includes extensive mentored clinical experience and provides a sufficient and appropriate patient population to create an environment for building advanced clinical skills. We seek to produce highly skilled autonomous practitioners who are critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Fellowship graduates will represent the best clinicians in the physical therapy profession, equipped to teach, mentor fellows, clinicians, and students.

The program is offered by the Manual Therapy Institute (MTI), a credentialed Fellowship Program by the American Physical Therapy Association, and is located at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. It is sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy.

Program Description

MTI offers 2 programs

  • a certification program in manual physical therapy
  • a clinical fellowship program in manual physical therapy


This program consists of 18 weekend courses spread out over 2.5 years. Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is awarded


This program consists of 440 supervised clinical hours in addition to the 2.5 years of coursework completed as part of the certificate program. The supervised hours will be completed onsite at one of our 20 affiliated clinical sites under the supervision of MTI's clinical faculty. Fellow status in the AAOMPT is awarded upon successful completion.

 American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

"Fellow" status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is both a membership classification and a professional credential. As a professional credential, it is an international recognition of competence and expertise in the practice of manual physical therapy. The "Fellow" is a physical therapist who has demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders.

AAOMPT is a professional organization of physical therapists whose mission is to serve its members by promoting excellence in orthopedic manual physical therapy practice, education, research, and to collaborate with national and international associations.



More Information

If you would like additional information or are interested in the program, you are encourage to contact MTI at (512) 422-4258 or email Pieter Kroon, program director,  at pieter@mtitx.com 

Please visit www.mtitx.com for more information and to download an application.