OCS Test Prep Course (2014-15)


Evidence In Motion’s Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Prep Course is specifically designed to prepare participants for the OCS examination and stimulate their clinical practice.  A regional approach is used throughout the curriculum that includes: test taking strategies, upper extremities, cervical and thoracic spines, lower extremities, lumbar spine and pelvis, critical inquiry, and miscellaneous topics and review.  The course runs on a yearly cycle to coincide with the upcoming exam date.  The new cycle begins April 15, 2014 and access ends March 31, 2015 to coincide with the 2015 exam date. Students Using EIM Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) Test Prep Course Have 90% Pass Rate – read more here!



This course is presented in a modular, web-based, self-paced format using the Moodle Learning Management System. The course is interactive and media-rich to help make the e-learning environment both engaging and convenient for the participant. The OCS Prep Course course is designed as a 16-week self-study program that integrates journal articles, online video presentations, Mind-Maps, weekly summaries, and additional online resources to offer the latest in current best evidence for orthopaedic physical therapy clinical practice.   While weekly outlines and content are provided, participants are encouraged to deviate from the ‘schedule’ as necessary to spend more time in areas they find to be weaknesses.  This allows the EIM OCS Prep Course to be a uniquely tailored experience for each participant. A pre-test, post-test, and weekly online quizzes are provided in a similar format to OCS exam questions to simulate the exam environment, identify knowledge gaps, and assess learning. The course is typically started 4-5 months prior to the OCS exam.

Target Audience: Intermediate level course open to licensed physical therapists.

Credits: 58 contact hours from EIM Institute of Health Professions

EIM Program Applicability:  Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program (EIM R310; 2 credits)

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate dress: This is an online course.

OCS Prep Course Features:

  • Online lectures that can be viewed when you have time to study
  • Interact with other “OCS-preppers” in an exclusive online forum
  • Weekly summaries of the most “need to know” info for the OCS Exam with quizzes
  • Pre-course exam, quizzes and post-course exam with over 300 OCS-style review questions
  • Citations and full text are provided for all quiz and pre-course exam questions

Want to see more? Check out a course walkthrough with the course creator, David Browder.

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