Residency Program FAQs

Is there a salary for the resident?

The NYIT Residency Program in Orthopedic Physical Therapy guarantees residents a minimum 75% of an average entry-level salary. This is competitive among accredited Residency Programs nationwide, as most offer less than 60%. Residents are provided health care benefits, butare responsible for supporting their own HPSO liability insurance.

What are tuition costs?

The tuition for NYIT's Residency Program is $7495.00. The tuition is used to fund the didactic and clinical instruction. Neither NYIT nor the approved clinical sites charge any additional tuition to the resident.

Is a license required?​

Though the Residency Program does not require a license at the time of the application, residents are required to take and pass the National Board Certification Exam prior to initiating their clinical hours in July.​

How many residents are accepted each year?​

We accept up to 3 residents each year

What are the clinical sites?​

The NYIT Orthopedic Residency has two clinical partners. Between One Physical Therapy and Professional Physical Therapy, we are able to offer over 20 potential clinical sites. Each site is chosen based on the diversity of patient populations and diagnostic criteria.

Does the residency program prepare me for the OCS exam?​

The curriculum of the program envelops all of the content areas of the OCS exam. The residency is pending accreditation by the APTA at this time, and residency graduates will not be eligible to sit for the OCS exam. Once accreditation has been achieved, which we anticipate by 2014, then all resident graduates, including past graduates, will be eligible for the OCS examination.

Is there financial aid available?​

Since residents are not officially enrolled at NYIT, financial aid services are unavailable.