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
Children's Hospital Colorado Pediatric Hand Therapy Fellowship
AOTA applicant fellowship - accepts OTs only
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
Philadelphia Hand Center Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Residency
Accepts PTs and OTs
Upstream Rehab Institute (URI) Hand Therapy Fellowship Program
Upstream Rehab Institute (Education division of Upstream Rehab Partners/URPT)
12-month web-based/blended format with four weekend onsite lab sessions.
Jennifer DeYoung, MOT, OTR/L, CHT – Program Director
Evidence in Motion
Certificate for Advance Practice in Hand Therapy
Web based format with two weekend onsite sessions
Hand Therapy Academy
Post-Professional Virtual Hand Therapy Fellow/CHT Prep Program
A six month Hand Therapy Fellowship/CHT Prep Program providing a structured week-by-week plan with readings, guides and specific content for each week to walk you through the content systematically. Biweekly online study groups also provide accountability and a group learning setting as well as the ability to go back and watch them later if needed
Virtual Hand to Shoulder Fellowship
VHSF offers a 48-week didactic curriculum in upper limb and hand therapy coupled with ongoing mentorship. VHSF also offers live and virtual experiential learning opportunities to support the development of needed critical thinking skills. The program is AOTA-approved for 144 contact hours, or 14.4 CEUs.
Mirella Deisher, OTD, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Post-Professional Degree Programs with Emphasis in Hand & UE Therapy
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy Elective Track
If you would like your program to be considered for this page, please submit a Post-Professional Program Application.