• Welcome to APTA's first centralized application system for residency and fellowship programs. The system is called RF-PTCAS and is being administered through the same vendor that oversees PTCAS for entry-level physical therapy education as well as for the residency and fellowship programs for many other health organizations.

    Applicants to residency and fellowship programs will have the ability to complete one comprehensive application and submit to the program(s) of their choosing while at the same time allowing residency and fellowship programs the flexibility to customize program-specific requirements.

    This is a free service being provided to our programs and they will find numerous benefits to this system.

    Pursuant to the ABPTRFE Rules of Practice and Procedure, APTA will enroll a program in RF-PTCAS upon ABPTRFE granting the program candidate status. All enrolled programs must utilize RF-PTCAS throughout their accreditation, including probationary accreditation and reaccreditation period(s). Programs that applied for initial accreditation prior to January 1, 2014, may choose to opt-out of RF-PTCAS.

    RF-PTCAS Benefits

    • Increased exposure and marketing of programs.
    • The ability to review applicant information specific to the program utilizing a simple web-based system.
    • The ability to collect additional information unique to their program that is not standard within RF-PTCAS.
    • Review more benefits that RF-PTCAS provides to applicants, programs, and the profession.

    Benefits of RF-PTCAS
    Review more benefits RF-PTCAS brings to applicants, programs, and the profession.


    RF-PTCAS Program Manual (.pdf)

    RF-PTCAS Root Application Contents (.pdf)
    2016-2017 Admissions Cycle

    WebAdMIT is admission-management software for higher learning in graduate and health programs. For physical therapist residency and fellowship programs that will be participating in RF-PTCAS, WebAdMIT is the admission management software you will use.

    RF-PTCAS Configuration Manager for Programs
    Programs are able to customize their program materials using a tool called the "Configuration Manager Portal" located within WebAdMIT. The information on this page will provide guidelines and information to help you through this process.


    For RF-PTCAS: Contact Kate Owen, Senior Customer Solutions Manager, Liaison International at kowen@liaison-intl.com or 617/612-2086.

    For WebAdMIT and the RF-PTCAS Configuration Manager: Contact webadmitsupport@liaison-intl.com or 716/636-7777, Option 7.

    For Program Accreditation: Contact APTA staff at resfel@apta.org or 703/706-3152. 

  • Last Updated: 10/6/2016
    Contact: resfel@apta.org