Post-Professional Programs

The programs listed on this page are for informational purposes only, and are not officially endorsed by ASHT.

Post-Professional Hand Therapy Programs  

The Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship

Sponsored by North Coast Medical, Inc. and the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation

This is a six-month fellowship offered twice each year. Applicants must demonstrate interest in the area of hand rehabilitation, have at least one year of clinical experience, and be a licensed occupational or physical therapist. Preference will be given to applicants with a financial need or ones that will practice in an under served area. A modest stipend is offered. Contact Terri Skirven, OTR/L, CHT at 610.768.5958 or


University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor (Michigan)
Hand Therapy Fellowship

The University of Michigan Health System Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Division is proud to offer a comprehensive hand therapy fellowship program. Our fellowship program is designed to provide occupational and physical therapists with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the field of hand therapy. Candidates can expect a challenging clinical and educational environment at one of the countries top hospitals. Our program curriculum is designed to provide mentoring, hands-on experience and educational opportunities available in a progressive high paced teaching atmosphere. The six-month fellowship will include comprehensive evaluations, clinical reasoning, UE anatomy, formal competencies, splinting, treatment planning and implementation. Contact Beverly Wolfe, OTR, Coordinator of Clinical Education at 734-763-2554 or


Hospital for Special Surgery (New York)
Hand Therapy Fellowship

The Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Therapy Fellowship provides experienced occupational and physical therapists with a comprehensive, structured program of clinically-based education and supervised patient care in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Fellows are guided in the development of advanced critical reasoning and clinical skills, including custom splinting, by a supportive team of expert clinicians. A stipend is provided for this full-time, 9-month fellowship. Contact Carol Page, PT, DPT, CHT at 212-774-7170 or pagec@hss.


Hand Therapy Residency Program (Minnesota)
Fairview Hand Center/University Orthopaedics Therapy Center/University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy

The hand therapy residency is year-long joint program of the University of Minnesota Medical Center’s Fairview Hand Center and University of Minnesota Occupational Therapy program, with a competitive salary and full benefits. Training will include direct clinical care, physician and surgery observation, graduate-level didactic coursework, research and teaching. Residents will conduct research and educate future therapists while under the supervision of experienced hand therapists, PhD OT educators and researchers. These skills will assist in clinical research and presentation. Residents will also participate in improving community awareness of benefits of hand therapy. The program runs from August 1 to July 31 each year. We accept one registered occupational therapist (OTR) each year, with preference given to the OTR with at least one year’s experience of upper limb rehabilitation. Contact Virginia O’Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, residency coordinator, at 612-273-7880. For more details, please visit


OrthoCarolina Residency Program (North Carolina)  

The OrthoCarolina orthopedic physical therapy/hand therapy residency is an 18 month, post-professional clinical and didactic education experience designed for physical therapists and occupational therapists who wish to significantly advance their preparation as a specialty provider of orthopedic patient care services. It combines ongoing clinical mentoring with a theoretical basis for advanced practice and scientific inquiry. No more than three physical therapists (orthopaedic) or two occupational/physical therapists (hand) will be accepted into residency each rotation term. Residents accepted into the program will be full-time employees of OrthoCarolina salaried with benefits. For more information or to apply online, please visit

Houston Methodist Hand Therapy Fellowship (Texas)  

The Houston Methodist Hand Therapy Fellowship is an AOTA approved fellowship program. Our mission is to advance the knowledge and skills of occupational therapy practitioners in the specialty of hand therapy.  Through mentored practice, didactic sessions, surgery observation, and research opportunities, we promote fellows to be highly skilled clinicians and proficient consumers and contributors to the scientific literature.  We focus on placing fellows on a path toward leadership and we accelerate their progress toward AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation as well as toward earning the CHT credential.  The one year program begins each year in late July, and our fellows receive a salary and full benefits.  Applicants must be OTR’s.  Preference is given to therapists who have at least one year of experience and demonstrate a strong interest in hand therapy. Contact Peggy Boineau, OTR, BCPR, CHT, residency coordinator, at to receive application details. Also, visit the website at

Certificate/Degree Programs

Concordia University Wisconsin
Post Professional OTD Program with Speciality Track in Upper Extremity

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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Elective Track in Hand Therapy

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