Ultimately, patient outcomes are determined by the manual handling skills that you implement. EIM’s Manual Physical Therapy Certification provides post-professional training for physical therapists and is designed to advance the physical therapist as a provider of patient care with advanced clinical competency. Courses are taught by world class faculty from a variety of the best academic programs and clinical practices in the country.

The Experience

The majority of EIM’s Manual Physical Therapy Certification happens wherever you happen to be. Coursework consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses. The weekend intensive on-site courses occur at EIM Network Partners and academic centers located in key geographic areas around the country.

Updates to the Manual Physical Therapy Certification Program include:

  • Flexible elective choices
  • Foundational constructs on patient management and mechanisms of manual therapy
  • Virtual rounds and case presentations for interactive learning and peer review
  • Robust examination processes to ensure student mastery of material and manual interventions
  • A 12-month cohort setting that builds lasting professional relationships with fellow students
  • Constructive credit / waivers granted for select previously completed certification-level courses

The Outcome

EIM’s Manual Physical Therapy Certification is designed so that you will:

  • Become a certified, highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competency in manual physical therapy.
  • Make evidence-based practice an immediate reality in your clinical practice.
  • Enhance your critical thinking and psychomotor skills to improve decision-making and outcomes of care.
  • Improve your knowledge of current evidence and begin your preparation for Orthopaedic Board Certification.
  • Have the opportunity to use your Certification credit hours toward an EIM Residency or Fellowship program, should you decide to do so down the road.


Summer 2019 Cohort Calendar

Fall 2019 Cohort Calendar

Core Course Work

Elective Courses

  • OMPT 6130 – Mechanisms of Manual Physical Therapy*
  • ORPT 6110 – Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Spinal Pain*

*Elective courses: student chooses one elective for plan of study.

Capstone Course and Exams

  • OMPT 7080 – MTC Capstone Examinations

Postprofessional DPT can be added to the Manual PT Certification Curriculum for an additional $2,700 in tuition and 4.5 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