Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study of Orthopedics
Northeastern University

Program Details

The online Advanced Study of Orthopedics certificate at Northeastern is intended for licensed physical therapists to further their skills in orthopedic physical therapy. Students will have the flexibility of online learning and gain added knowledge through collaboration with other student-professionals. 

Program benefits:

  • Incorporate latest research into your own clinical practice
  • Gain advanced knowledge for treatment and care of the musculoskeletal system
  • Advance research skills based on the Patient/Client Management Model
  • Acquire credentials to sit for the American Physical Therapy Association's Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Orthopaedic clinical specialization examination


  • Official undergraduate degree transcript in physical therapy OR Official graduate degree transcript in physical therapy AND official undergraduate degree transcript
  • Copy of physical therapy license
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education