Didactic learning is offered primarily through weekly fellow conferences and through one of two professional conferences: American Sports Medicine Institute’s Injuries in Baseball course or the Professional Baseball Athletic Training Societies’ Baseball Medicine Conference. Guided research activity is threaded throughout the program with the fellows choosing a project based on interest and available resources.

Curricular components of the Upper Extremity Athlete Physical Therapy Fellowship:

Clinical Practice

  • One-one-one Mentoring 3 hours/week
  • Non-mentored 20-30 hours/week
  • Physician Shadowing 20-30 hours

Event Coverage

  • Spring Training 1 month
  • Columbus Clippers 20 hours/week during in-season


  • Weekly Conference 1 hour/week
  • Sports Med Grand Rounds 4 hours/year
  • Journal Club 1 hour/month
  • ASMI or PBATS Conference 24 hours/year


Curriculum Calendar (PDF)  Apply now

Physical therapists fast-tracked to baseball’s big leagues via specialized training program

Physical therapy specialist helping an athlete

Throughout the 12-month Upper Extremity Athlete Fellowship program, physical therapists actively integrate curriculum-based knowledge into practice to ensure comprehensive care of professional athletes. As a result, Ohio State-trained fellows are entering professional baseball as experienced health care professionals and skilled interdisciplinary team members.

Read the full article