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JAG Physical Therapy's Residency Program

The Residency Program’s Application will be available November 2024.
Next Cohort Begins February 1st 2025

Our 12-month program is for licensed physical therapists looking to advance their careers with board certification in their choice of orthopedics, sports medicine, or women’s health. The hybrid curriculum includes synchronous/asynchronous courses and hands-on training with clinical mentorship, anatomy labs, and teaching opportunities.

Participants will seamlessly integrate program requirements while actively contributing to patient care at JAG Physical Therapy and in collaboration with Dominican University New York Physical Therapy Program.

Program Features

  • $0 Tuition (costs may include, APTA membership dues, travel costs, Certification maintenance)
  • Full or prorated salary options based on preferred patient treatment hours
  • Approx 1600 hours of clinical hours
  • Approx 160 hours of academic instruction
  • 150 hours of one-on-one mentoring with clinical experts
  • Opportunity to participate in cadaver labs at Dominican University
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Our residency program allows you to continue working while enhancing expertise in orthopedics, sports, or women's health. After completion of the program, graduates are ready for the Specialty Examination accredited by ABPTRFE.

Embark on a transformative journey to boost your skills and become a leader in the dynamic field of physical therapy. Explore the JAG Physical Therapy Residency Programs for comprehensive training, expert mentorship, and unparalleled opportunities.

Meet the Faculty

Mark Amir, PT, DPT, MPH, DipMDT
Residency Director
Phone: 718-614-4131

B.S., Physical Education in Secondary Education, Brooklyn College
B.S. Health Sciences, Touro College
M.A., Masters in Physical Therapy, Touro College
MPH, Masters in Public Health, City University of New York
t-DPT – Executive Private Practice Management, EIM
DipMDT, Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy, McKenzie Institute International
PhD, Higher Education Administration and Leadership, Liberty University (Anticipated graduation, December 2024)

Mark Amir is the Residency Director, overseeing all aspects of the program administration, mission, outcomes, and financial management. Mark has hired, trained, and mentored hundreds of clinicians and aspiring clinicians over his 30+ year experience as a physical therapist, business owner, teacher, and advocate of our profession. Dr. Amir helps PT students, recent graduates and experienced PT’s expand their clinical and professional skills to maximize the value they provide to their patients, family, and community.

OCS Coordinator

Michael Fina, PT, DPT, OCS
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist

SCS Coordinator

Diana Ramotowski, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Board Certified Sports Specialist

WCS Coordinator

Bryn Zolty PT, DPT, PRPC, RYT
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Women's Health Physical Therapy
Board-Certified in Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction

Additional Faculty



Application Process

Application to one of the Residency programs is through the RF-PTCAS, the centralized application service of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Applications are accepted during the admissions cycle between November 1st and 20th for a February 1st of the following year start date.

The program director will review all completed applications and the admissions committee will utilize a criteria-based tool to assess each application. Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview prior to final acceptance determination.

Accepted applicants will be notified 6 weeks before the start date. Application link will be available November 2024.

Interested candidates, please contact the Residency Director at with any questions.

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Program Outcomes

  • Become a highly skilled practitioner in Orthopedic, Sports or Women’s health physical therapy.
  • Gain a strong foundation of knowledge in evidence-based practice, manual therapy techniques, research, teaching and advanced medical management.
  • Be positioned to achieve the Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS), Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) or Women’s Health Certified Specialist (WCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and to be leaders in the physical therapy field.

Mission Statement

At JAG Physical Therapy, we are committed to excellence in advancing the field of physical therapy through the establishment of an Orthopedic, Sports and Women’s Health Clinical Residencies adhering to the standards set forth by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRE) and as outlined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Our mission is to cultivate a culture of continuous learning, skill refinement, and evidence-based practice, empowering licensed physical therapists to reach their full potential and deliver superior patient care in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions. We aspire to provide a dynamic and immersive learning environment that fosters academic growth, clinical expertise, and leadership development by integrating evidence based didactic education, hands-on clinical experiences, research opportunities, and mentorship from accomplished professionals within our organization and the wider healthcare community. Through these Residency Programs, we aim to shape proficient and compassionate physical therapists who not only excel in neuro-musculoskeletal patient care but also contribute positively to their communities and the profession. For general residency information, visit the ABPTRFE site.