Residency Program

Our post-professional clinical residency program in orthopedic physical therapy further prepares you to become a confident, adaptable, and service-oriented practitioner. You’ll balance critical thinking, ethics, and professional judgment to address patients’ needs and promote their health. You’ll also contribute to the physical therapy profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge.

NYIT has partnered exclusively with Professional Physical Therapy to offer a dynamic and educational experience for the residents. Students will have the option to teach either in NYIT's orthopedic courses or in Professional's in-house continuing education program, while they also complete the clinical requirements in one of Professional PT's multiple clinical locations in the tri-state area.

During your residency, you will:

  • Earn a salary of $55,000.
  • Receive health care benefits (though you’ll need to pay for your own Healthcare Providers Service Organization liability insurance).

The NYIT Residency is an APTA accredited program. This program will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to master the OCS exam.


Through our program, you will:

  • Become a recognized leader in the future of physical therapy as tied to American Physical Therapy Association’s Vision 2020.
  • Deliver patient care on a foundation of advanced theoretical knowledge, current evidence-based medicine, skilled practice, effective communication, and exemplary professional behavior.
  • Provide instruction in graduate and post-graduate programs of physical therapy.
  • Participate in community activities and further the reputation of physical therapy.


We prepare you to:

  • Perform accurate and efficient evidence-based examinations and evaluations on a full spectrum of orthopedic diagnoses.
  • Design evidence-based plans of care, integrating skills in clinical reasoning and regional interdependence.
  • Provide advanced orthopedic skills in the areas of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, functional activity, and patient education.
  • Integrate effective interpersonal and communication skills in all areas of practice related to orthopedic injuries.
  • Disseminate information on the effectiveness of physical therapy practices in communities and athletic/fitness facilities.
  • Develop teaching skills in the areas of anatomy, physiology and manual therapy.
  • Achieve board-certification as orthopedic clinical specialists.

Find out more about our residency faculty and locations

Admissions Requirements

  • Masters or doctorate in physical therapy.
  • At least four months of clinical experience in physical therapy providing direct patient care with accompanying letter of reference from clinical instructor or physical therapist.
  • Though we do not require a license at the time of the application, you are required to pass the National Board Certification Exam prior to initiating your clinical work.
  • Note: we accept up to three residents per year.

Application Process

  • Apply through RF-PTCAS
  • An NYIT selection committee consisting will review applications.
  • If selected, you will be contacted for an interview with the residency director.
  • You’ll also be required to perform a mock evaluation to assess your communications skills.
  • All materials must be submitted by March 31.
  • Tuition: None


Frank Hoeffner, PT, DPT, OCS Residency
Director, Professional Physical Therapy