EIM’s Certification in Pediatric Practice was created for the physical therapist passionate about advancing their skill and evidence-based knowledge of pediatric physical therapy. The goal of the program is to effectively translate that knowledge into optimal critical reasoning and application into practice for families and their children of all abilities. Students will become highly skilled in evaluation, treatment and on-going assessment of the movement system throughout the lifespan. The content is provided in a hybrid, collaborative learning format allowing the individual practitioner to continue to engage in their professional and personal responsibilities.

Audience: Licensed Physical Therapists

Program Length: 10-15 months

Contact Hours: 17


  1. Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competency to transform practice, research, and education.
  2. Make evidence-based practice and contemporary frameworks for family and team interaction an immediate reality in your clinical practice.
  3. Enhance critical thinking and psychomotor skills to improve decision-making and outcomes of care.
  4. Improve your knowledge of current evidence and begin your preparation for Pediatric Board Certification.
  5. Have the opportunity to use your Certification credit hours towards an EIM Residency or Post-professional training
  6. Promote the health and wellness of participants and the individuals they serve.


Certification in Pediatric Practice Catalog

Summer 2018 Calendar

Fall 2018 Calendar

Core Coursework

  • PEDI 6100 Pediatric Evidence-based Practice
  • PEDI 6110 Introduction to Pediatric Practice
  • PEDI 6230 Early Intervention and School-based Practice
  • PEDI 6510 Management of Pediatric Neurological Conditions
  • PEDI 6510WI Management of Pediatric Neurological Conditions Weekend Intensive
    • 2-day onsite, location and date TBD
  • PEDI 6120 Pediatric Health Promotion and Prevention
  • PEDI 6520 Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • PEDI 6520WI Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions Weekend Intensive
    • 2-day onsite, location and date TBD

Elective Options (Choose Two)

  • PEDI 6130 Pediatric Acute Care and NICU
  • PEDI 6140 The Young Athlete
  • PEDI 6150 Transition to Adulthood
  • PEDI 6160 Pediatric Gait and Orthotics


  • PEDI 7080 Pediatric Certification Capstone Exam