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Curriculum for the Physical Therapy Residency Program


  • Orientation (UH and department –including competency and safety)
  • Meet with mentor(s)
  • Medical screening module*

*all monthly modules include: pre-test, three-hour lecture (First Tuesday of the month), post-test, final review with mentor(s)


  • Cervical module

October: Shoulder module

November: T-Spine/ribs module

December: Elbow module


  • Hand/wrist module
  • Mid-term written and practical exam

February: Lumbar module

March: Pelvis/SI module

April: Hip module

May: Finalize work on research project and work on submission to CSM and/or other venues

June: Knee module

July: Foot/ankle module


  • TMD module
  • Assist in new resident orientation


  • Elective module(s)
  • CSU lecture

October: Elective module(s)

November: Elective module(s)

December: Final written and practical exam

January: Reserved for any make-up work, review and retesting

February: Reserved for any make-up work, review and retesting; CSM Presentation (if applicable)

March: Sit for OCS exam

Elective Options: Trauma; Concussion; Sports; Pelvic Floor/Women’s Health; Manual Therapy; Pain Science; Surgery/Imaging; Video Analysis; other opportunities as to be developed.