Post-Professional Programs

A variety of educational possibilities for the practicing or aspiring upper extremity therapist. Learning opportunities range from certification programs to year-long residencies or fellowships and post-professional degrees. ASHT is pleased to offer a collection of potential outlets for your professional development, but does not endorse listed programs or review course material. 


If you would like your program to be considered for this page, please submit a Post-Professional Program Application.


California

Pine Street Physical and Occupational Therapy Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA accredited fellowship – accepts OTs only
Full-time 10-month
Contact:  magdalenap@pinestreetpt.com
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Stanford Hand Therapy Clinical Residency Program
AOTA accredited fellowship - accepts OTs only
Full-time 11-month
Contact: wmoore@stanfordhealthcare.org
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Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA applicant fellowship - accepts OTs only
Full-time 12-month
Brief Description of Program - The Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado will be a 12 month fellowship under the rehab umbrella through AOTA’s Fellowship Programs.  The intent of the fellowship is to provide a multi-faceted learning environment focused on hand and upper extremity occupational therapy from birth to 21 years of age.  Fellows will provide individualized and team based care for children and young adults with upper limb trauma, congenital anomalies, birth-related brachial plexus palsy, pediatric rheumatological conditions, and neuromuscular conditions.  Fellows will learn to utilize research driven assessments, occupation based treatment, and high quality orthosis fabrication to promote engagement in occupation and increased quality of life of the whole child.  They will work along the side of occupational therapists, certified hand therapists, surgeons, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, patients and families. 
Start Date: August 2022
Contact:   mary.faussett@childrenscolorado.org

Maryland

Johns Hopkins Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA accredited fellowship – accepts OTs only
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  jsupnek1@jhmi.edu
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Michigan

University of Michigan Hand Fellowship Program
AOTA accredited fellowship – accepts OTs and PTs
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  cdjr@med.umich.edu
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Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Occupational Therapy Hand Residency
AOTA accredited fellowship – accepts OTs only
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  heinle.donna@mayo.edu
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Fairview & University of Minnesota Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA approved fellowship – accepts OTs only
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  vobrien1@fairview.org
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New York

Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Therapy Fellowship
Accepts OTs 
Full-time 10-month
Contact:  dotyj@hss.edu
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University of Rochester Hand Therapy Fellowship
APTA accredited fellowship – accepts PTs and OTs
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  Christina_Read@urmc.rochester.edu
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Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center Fellowship 
AOTA fellowship applicant
Contact:  julie.fernandes@nyumc.org
 

North Carolina

Duke University Hand Therapy Fellowship Program
Program accepts OTs & PTs
Full-time 12-month
Contact:  joshua.blevins@duke.edu
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OrthoCarolina Occupational/Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA accredited fellowship – accepts OTs only
Full-time 18-month
Contact:  stacy.rumfelt@orthocarolina.com
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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Hand Center Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Residency
Accepts PTs and OTs
Full-time 6-month
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Virtual/Hybrid Opportunities

Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Practice Certificate in Hand and Upper Limb Rehabilitation
Web based format with onsite weekend sessions
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Evidence in Motion
Certificate for Advance Practice in Hand Therapy
Web based format with two weekend onsite sessions
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Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship
Live weeky virtual lectures on upper extremity topics
Contact:  vhsi918@gmail.com
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Post Professional Degree Programs with an emphasis in Hand Therapy

Concordia University Wisconsin
Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy - Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Track
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Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy Elective Track
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Evidence in Motion
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (through Baylor University) - Hand Therapy Elective
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If you would like your program to be considered for this page, please submit a Post-Professional Program Application