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Fellowship Resources

The ANPT is committed to advancing neurologic fellowship educational opportunities. The ANPT Board of Directors would like to see the numbers of approved fellowship specialty areas and programs expand to meet the growing demand for specialized neurologic physical therapy care.

Currently, Neurologic Movement Disorders is the only area of neurologic fellowship practice that is approved by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). The Description of Fellowship Practice for Movement Disorders outlines the required curricular competencies for those interested in starting a neurologic movement disorders fellowship.

In January 2020, the ANPT Board of Directors created a Neurologic Fellowship Curriculum Task Force with the purpose of developing a model curriculum document and resources to facilitate the development of new neurologic physical therapy fellowship programs. Task Force members are:

The task force invites your input pertaining to anything related to the development of neurologic physical therapy fellowships by contacting one of the Task Force members above.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the difference between residency and fellowship education?
    • Both residencies and fellowships are structured post-professional planned learning experiences. A residency is often considered the first step in advanced specialty practice. The goal of residency education is to prepare the individual for board specialization. A fellowship is designed around a sub-specialty area of practice. For example, a fellowship exists in neurologic movement disorders, a sub-specialty of neurologic practice. A fellowship curriculum is designed for an individual who has completed a residency program or has achieved board certification in a specialty area. For more about fellowships, visit the ABPTRFE: About Fellowships website.
  • Where can I find a list of current fellowship programs?
    • There are currently no ABPTRFE Accredited neurologic fellowship programs. Visit the ABPTRFE Directory of Programs to see a list of approved fellowship programs in other practice areas. 
  • How can I establish a new area of PT neurologic fellowship practice?
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