According to a recent study conducted by the Physical Activity Council, there are more than 217 million active Americans. Studies also show dramatic increases in marathon race participation (203% increase from 2008 – 2010) and youth, women, and team sports are experiencing a steady increase in participation numbers as well. As activity and participation levels continue to rise across the board, physical therapists with sports injury treatment and prevention expertise will become the most popular therapists in the clinic!

If you are a practicing physical therapist with a passion for sports therapy, EIM has designed the perfect program for you – The EIM Sports Physical Therapy Certification.

The Experience

Join our 12-month post-professional program; you will earn the confidence of your patients and experience the EIM ADVANTAGE:

  • Flexible learning environment: program is designed using a blend of online courses and weekend hands-on clinical experiences
  • Learn from world-renowned faculty: considered to be the thought leaders and experts in sports physical therapy
  • Advance your knowledge in the realm of evidence-based sports physical therapy
  • Enhance the performance of your professional, amateur, or weekend warrior athlete by providing comprehensive care: prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation


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Fall 2017 Cohort Calendar

Winter 2018 Cohort Calendar

Core Course Work

  • EBP 6100 – Evidence-based Practice I
  • SPPT 6510 – Sports Physical Therapy Competencies
  • ORPT 6520WI – Management of Lower Extremity Disorders
    • Multiple onsite weekend intensives available: View course page for date and location information.
  • ORPT 6540WI – Management of Upper Extremity Disorders
    • Multiple onsite weekend intensives available: View course page for date and location information.

Sports Topic Courses

    • SPPT 6000 – Emergency Response Course for the Sports Therapist (pre-requisite)
    • SPPT 6110 – Basic Science in Sports Physical Therapy
    • SPPT 6120 – Sports Nutrition and Performance Enhancement

Elective Courses

  • SPPT 6130 – The Female Athlete*
  • SPPT 6140 – Sports Across the Ages*
  • SPPT 6150 – The Overhead Throwing Athlete*
  • SPPT 6160 – The Tactical/Occupational Athlete*
  • SPPT 6170 – The Performing Artist*

*Elective Courses: student chooses two electives for plan of study

Capstone Course and Exams

  • SPPT 7170 – Sports Certification Virtual Rounds
  • SPPT 7080 – SPTC Capstone Examinations

Postprofessional DPT can be added to the Sports Physical Therapy Certification Curriculum for an additional $2,725 in tuition and 7 credits of online coursework to include:

  • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
  • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
  • BUSI 6200 – Business Management Principles for the Rehab Therapist

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