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Our Fellowship Programs

Our Mission and Goals

At Duke, we pride ourselves in our highly skilled team of physical therapists and occupational therapists. In order to continue to strive for excellence in patient care and leadership within the health system, we have four physical therapy and occupational therapy fellowship training programs to further this cause among developing clinicians.

The mission of our physical therapy fellowship programs is to develop clinicians who by virtue of their critical thinking skills and clinical expertise are able to provide excellent care for their patients while also being leaders at all levels of the health system.

Fellowships We Offer at Duke

Click below to learn more about the fellowships we offer!



Anyone with a strong desire to further your physical therapy or occupational therapy skills and to specialize in one of the above areas should apply.

How to Apply

Applications open October 1st, 2023. Individuals interested in our orthopaedic manual therapy or D1 sports fellowships can fill out an application via RF-PTCAS to apply. If interested in the acute and critical care occupational therapy or hand therapy fellowships, please click the respective links above to apply.

All applications for the 2024 – 2025 fellowships are due by December 1, 2023.


Interviews will occur in Durham, NC on January 26th, 2024. 

Orientation / Program start

Beginning of August.

Minimum applicant requirements

All Candidates: Eligible for NC licensure / hospital credentialing by mid-July (will consider candidates taking July NPTE with any offers contingent on passing the exam).

Manual Therapy Fellowship: Candidates should have an ABPTS board certification or completed an ABPTRFE accredited residency program

Sports Fellowship: By the start date, residents must have current certification in Basic Life Support as well as Emergency Medical Response (EMR) or Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA).

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