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PT@TheBeach at California State University, Long Beach is proud to announce an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program


Clinical Mentoring and Practice

All residents provide direct patient care as CSULB PT employees for at least 20hrs/wk for 52 wks, with 2 weeks of vacation per year. These hours are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will run from August to August.

1.  850 hours of clinical practice (includes 18 hours of 1:1 clinical evaluation)

2. 150 hours of 1:1 mentoring/supervision while treating patients

Didactic Curriculum

  1. 150 hours classroom and lab instruction (1-2 Sundays per month from January to October.)
  2. 201 hours of independent study (33 independent study courses approved for 201 contact hours by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA)
  • ISC 27.4 Frontiers in Orthopaedic Sciences
    • 4 Monographs
  • ISC 27.1 Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
    • 6 Monographs
  • ISC 16.1 Pharmacology
    • 6 Monographs
  • ISC 26.2 Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 4th Edition
    • 12 Monogrpahs
  • ISC 27.3 Clinical Imaging: Basic Diagnostic Imaging Principles
    • 3 Monographs

Research and Evidence Based Practice

All courses have been developed by the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA, Inc

Teaching and Research

  1. Mentored in teaching as a laboratory assistant in a spring semester course on Mondays and Wednesdays (90 hours).
  2. Laboratory assistant in biomechanics lab (30 hours)
  3. The resident will be expected to spend ~100 hours over the course of the residency program assisting in a research project related to orthopedic physical therapy.

Cost and Salary

  1. The total cost for the residency program is $2910.00 plus parking.
  2. The salary for the resident is $40,528.00 for 20 hours per week for 52 weeks and this includes a full benefit package including medical and dental.


Application Deadline is June 25, of each year (this can be flexible, however).

If interested in applying please complete the RFPTCAS application: click here

Resident Selection

The application will be reviewed by the chair and faculty of the department.  Consideration for admission consists of, but is not limited to:

  • Academic standing
  • Interview
  • Post graduate training
  • Clinical experience in orthopaedic therapy
  • Teaching experience
  • Research experience
  • Community Service

Criteria for admission

  • Licensure as a Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
  • Comply with all CSULB employment requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael B. Miller at