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How It Works

Who can register?

The residency/fellowship curriculum package and individual courses are available to residents/fellows and directors currently in an accredited, candidacy or developing residency or fellowship program in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and/or a related fellowship field.

Do registrants have to be AOPT members?

YES! Individuals (Residents/Fellows or Residency/Fellowship Directors) purchasing the residency curriculum package or individual course option must be current AOPT members.

Are CEUs offered?

CEUs are not offered for Directors, faculty, or residents.

How do I register?

The residency or fellowship director will provide a list of current residents or fellows by completing and submitting either the Full Curriculum Package order form, or the Individual Curriculum order form. The information provided must include a residency or fellowship curriculum schedule and resident/fellow contract or appointment letter to the AOPT office.

Do I get hard copies of the courses?

No, the residency curriculum courses are only offered in online format.

Are exams included, and how are they administered?

Course exams are provided to program Directors/faculty via the AOPT's online learning site, as well as via a Dropbox link (for downloading, if desired). Residents/fellows will complete the tests upon recommendation from residency/fellowship Director/faculty.

  • The Director and residents will receive instructions to guide them through taking final exams and explain how to access their transcript. After completing a final exam, residents will be able to see questions answered correctly/incorrectly, as well as see their score/percentage.
  • Criteria for “passing” each test is determined by the residency/fellowship program Director. If residents/fellows do not meet the criteria for passing established by their residency/fellowship Director, they have the opportunity to retake the exam up to 2 additional times. The residency/fellowship Director must contact the AOPT office to make this request. There is no fee for retaking exams. The residency/fellowship program director determines the period of time in which the retake must be completed.
  • No contact hours are earned for successful completion of the residency curriculum courses.