How It Works

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?

Yes! Once individuals have registered for curriculum courses, the hard-copy versions may be ordered at the applicable print-price.

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.