Online, self-paced test-prep course effective in helping PT’s pass SCS Exam.
Louisville, KY: September 26, 2014
Physical Therapists who completed the Evidence in Motion (EIM) Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) exam preparation course scored above the national average with a 98% pass rate, on the 2014 SCS Examination. The self-paced course uses a web-based, interactive, media-rich program that helps students prepare effectively for the SCS exam.
The 98% EIM pass rate is 13 percentage points higher than the overall 2014 SCS exam pass rate reported by the American Physical Therapy Association. The 17-week self-study program integrates journal articles, online video presentations, Mind-Maps, weekly summaries, and additional online resources and is typically started four-to-five months prior to the SCS exam.
“We are so proud of our students’ achievements on the SCS exam and want to congratulate everyone who passed. Their results are a testament to their hard work and dedication. We are thrilled that this course helped them achieve their goals,” states Casey Unverzagt, the EIM SCS Preparatory Course Developer. “When we set out to develop this course, we aimed at creating a flexible curriculum that gave participants the ability to identify their knowledge gaps and customize their studies to meet their specific needs. Clearly, the results speak for themselves.”
A regional approach is used throughout the curriculum that includes upper extremities, lower extremities, and the spine and pelvis. Specific topics related to sports PT include sports science, acute injury and illness, injury prevention and return to sport, special populations, and environmental conditions. The online course is open to all licensed physical therapists that, upon completion, receive 63 contact hours from the EIM Institute of Health Professions. Participants have the opportunity to bounce ideas and questions off one another in the “SCS-preppers” online forum and receive weekly summaries of the most “need to know” information.
The course, while unique for each student, features a pre-test, post-test and weekly online quizzes in a format similar to the SCS exam. This simulates the exam environment, identifies knowledge gaps and assesses learning.
The SCS Test Prep Course is available online at https://www.evidenceinmotion.com/educational-offerings/course/scs-test-prep-course/ and can be purchased for $495. Practices interested in purchasing multiple copies (greater than 6) of the course can contact EIM directly for a group discount.