The Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Fellowship is a 12-month program beginning in January and concluding the following December. Our comprehensive program includes clinical care at Ohio State Sports Medicine, mentorship with fellowship-trained clinicians, teaching and research experience. The fellowship program is accredited through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and Accreditation Council on Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Education (ACOMPTE).

The goal of the OMPT Fellowship is to develop subspecialty manual techniques and assessment skills consistent with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy’s (AAOMPT) Description of Advanced Specialty Practice. This is accomplished through guided mentored practice, teaching and research opportunities. This robust program integrates resources from our own Wexner Medical Center and an academic program personalized to each professional to enhance patient outcomes and develops leaders in the PT profession.

View the full fellowship page for additional details.

Compensation and Benefits

Program participants are employed full time by the OSUMC, including a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with revenue-generating clinic time. Participants do not pay tuition. 


Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Ohio, have current American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) membership, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy membership and one of the following:

  • Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) or Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) certification
  • Successful graduation from an accredited residency

To apply, candidates should complete the application through the APTA’s centralized application system RF-PTCAS.


Applications should be completed through American Physical Therapy Association’s centralized application system RF-PTCAS. Applications are due by July 31 and top candidates will be interviewed on Ohio State’s campus in October.

Curricular Map

OMPT Curricular Map

Contact Us

Cody Mansfield, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Program Director, OMPT Fellowship


100% graduation rate and fellow recognition by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).