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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 14.2, Clinical Applications of Orthopaedic Basic Science--6 Monographs
    • ISC 15.2, Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries--6 Monographs
    • ISC 16.1, Pharmacology--6 Monographs
    • ISC 21.2, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition--12 Monographs
    • ISC 17.1, Diagnostic Imaging in Physical Therapy--3 Monographs

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

Teaching and Research:

  • Mentored in teaching as a laboratory assistant in a spring semester course on Mondays and Wednesdays (90 hours).
  • Laboratory assistant in biomechanics lab (30 hours)
  • 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.

Tuition and Salary:

  1. The total cost for the residency program is $2910.00 plus parking.
  2. The salary for the resident is $35762.80 for 20 hours per week for 52 weeks and this includes a full benefit package including medical and dental.


Please click the link below to apply through RF-PTCAS

-----> RF-PTCAS Web Site

The following documentation will be required:

  1. Residency Application
  2. SC-1 CSULB employment application
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  5. Official Transcripts from University granting PT degree
  6. Student Success Statement which is a statement about teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student or patient population
  7. Copy of PT license to practice in CA

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 is:

  • 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