The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) defines residency programs as post-professional programs intended to train physical therapists in a specialty area.

On this page, please find resources for physical therapy professionals considering applying for oncologic residency and for those who are interested in developing oncologic residency programs.

For Oncologic Residency Applicants

ABPTRFE provides comprehensive information regarding application for residency. Please click here to learn more about residency programs, the application process, and for a current directory of residency programs.

In 2013, APTA launched the Residency/Fellowship Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (RF-PTCAS) that now provides two services, an online application for prospective participants and a web-based admissions management software for programs. Click here to learn more about RF-PTCAS and to initiate an application today.

For Developing/Accredited Oncologic Residency Programs

ABPTRFE provides comprehensive resources for educators at developing or accredited residency and fellowship programs. Click here to learn more about procedures, accreditation, news, updates, and more.

Residency and Specialization at APTA CSM

Are you interested in learning more about applying to or developing oncology specialization or residency programs?

Oncology physical therapy is evolving rapidly as practice area. Board certification and residency programs are the newest methods to advance your profession and career.

You are cordially invited to join us at Combined Sections Meeting in Washington DC for an Informational Roundtable Discussions for Oncology Specialty Exam and Residency Programs from 7:30-8:30 AM on January 26th, 2019 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Room: 302. These will be hosted roundtables by content experts in this topic.

The four roundtables will be the following:

  1. Interested in applying to sit for the board certification examination
  2. Writing questions or supporting further development of board certification
  3. Interested in applying for residency programs
  4. Developing a residency program and pursuing accreditation

If you are considering joining us at this event, please click on this link and we will be glad to send you an email reminder before the event:

Join the Oncology Residency ListServ

After joining, connect and share with others in the group by sending your contributions to the ongoing discussion via email to

Residency Mailing List


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