Hybrid Residency Curriculum and Faculty

Curriculum Highlights

  • One-year didactic instruction
  • Onsite and virtual instruction
  • Advanced evidence-based orthopaedic examination
  • Advanced evidence-based treatment with a focus on clinical practice guideline implementation and residency practice
  • Advanced exercise prescription, dosing, and progression
  • Orthopaedic manual physical therapy
  • Orthopaedic surgical management
  • Special topic electives
  • Leadership development
  • Case-based scholarly project


All residents are required to complete 150 hours of 1:1 mentoring from an approved and trained residency mentor.​​​​​ At least 100 hours must be in person and with the resident directing patient care. Up to 50 hours can include a mixture of observation of an approved mentor’s clinical care or discussion and may occur in person or virtually.

Residency Leadership

Director of Educational Innovation; Director of Post-Professional Education; Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Core Faculty
Associate Director, Duke Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy; Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Core Faculty
Director of Ambulatory Rehabilitation; Director of Residency and Fellowship Programming

Program Fees

The program fee can be paid directly or through an employer-sponsored arrangement. 

  • Duke graduate or employee - $8,000*
  • All other applicants - $11,000* 
    *does not include the cost of travel to onsite skill weekends in Durham

American Board of Physical Therapy Education Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTERFE) requires residency programs to begin before applying for accreditation. Duke DPT will submit its application for accreditation within the first year.  

Click here to apply. 

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