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
Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center Fellowship
AOTA fellowship applicant
Philadelphia Hand Center Evelyn J. Mackin Hand Therapy Residency
Accepts PTs and OTs
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
Evidence in Motion
Certificate for Advance Practice in Hand Therapy
Web based format with two weekend onsite sessions
Post-Professional Degree Programs with Emphasis in Hand & UE Therapy
Concordia University Wisconsin
Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy - Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Track
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy Elective Track
Evidence in Motion
Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (through Baylor University) - Hand Therapy Elective