Residency programs are post-professional programs designed to enhance clinical skills and decision-making in a specialty area of physical therapy. A residency candidate must be a licensed physical therapist in the state in which the program is located. A fellowship program is different, and its focus is to advance practice in a sub specialty area primarily after specialization.
Pennsylvania has many accredited residency/fellowships! To find out more about possible residency programs, we encourage interested applicants to contact the residency's program director to learn more. Each program is different and offers varying experiences – it is important to match your learning style and interests with an appropriate program! Click on the following link to reach a list of programs in Pennsylvania: Residency and Fellowship Programs in Pennsylvania
For more information about residency and fellowship programs in general or for lists of developing programs, please see the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE):