Agile PT Fellowship Program Description:

The curriculum of this fellowship program is designed to provide physical therapists with advanced training in clinical reasoning, examination, treatment and management of patient’s with orthopaedics and sports related injuries. The clinical and didactic education corresponds with the requirements set forth by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). This fellowship program utilizes a broad­based, eclectic curriculum that aims to provide the graduates with the ability to apply advanced orthopaedic manual therapy techniques combined with advanced skills in movement analysis, motor control and biomechanics to the injured sports population. In addition, the program provides training on mentoring so as to develop graduates with the ability to train at a post-professional residency and fellowship level.

Methods of Instruction:

The program utilizes several methods of instruction. The fellow will attend four modules for didactic and lab instruction at the University of Southern California for didactic and laboratory instruction. A clinical faculty member provides accompanying lab instructions throughout the course of the fellowship. The fellow will receive further didactic study though independent study courses via online courses. In addition to the various forms of didactic and laboratory education, the fellow will also receive direct supervision during patient care hours and interactions with a clinical faculty member.

Program Overview


  • 577 Hours of Instructional hours
    • USC Sports Rehabilitation Seminar Series
    • USC Spine Rehabilitation Seminar Series
    • Extremity and Spine Lab Sessions with OMPT Faculty
    • Fellow Lab Sessions Instructing Ortho Residents (5 modules)
  • 447 hours of Clinical Mentoring hours
    • 150 hours of 1:1 mentorships
    • Clinical reasoning / problem solving with focus on pain science
    • Clinical reasoning / problem solving with focus on movement science
    • Guided Ortho residency mentorships by the fellow
  • 1,625 hours of clinical practice hours with diverse diagnoses

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed a residency in orthopaedic or sports physical therapy from an APTA credentialed residency program and/or have attained status as Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic or Sports Physical Therapy (OCS or SCS)
  • Hold a valid California Physical Therapy License
  • Comply with all Agile Physical Therapy employment requirement

Fellowship facts:

  • Fellowship Program begins annually each March and runs for 12 months
  • Fellow(s) are employed on a full time basis
  • Compensation is based on 85% of the current pay scale of Agile Physical Therapy at the time of hire:
    • Current Agile PT employee maintain his/her current pay rate
  • Fellow(s) who are employed for a minimum of 32 hours/week receive a full benefit package


Program Director

Cuong Pho, DPT, CHT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

Fellowship Coordinator

Jen-Hao Chen, PT, DPT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists


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