Course cycle opens April 1, 2019 and expires March 31, 2020 to coincide with the 2020 exam date.

Evidence In Motion’s Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) Prep Course is specifically designed to prepare participants for the SCS examination and stimulate their clinical practice.  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. Participants of the EIM Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) Test Prep Course have over a 95% Pass Rate on the SCS Exam, compared to the national average of 86%!


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 SCS Prep Course course is designed as a 17-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 sports 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 SCS 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 SCS exam questions to simulate the exam environment, identify knowledge gaps, and assess learning. The course is typically started 4-5 months prior to the SCS exam.

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

Credits: 63 contact hours from EIM Institutes of Health Professions

CEUs: The SCS Test Prep Course is approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 63 continuing competence units (CCUs). Accredited Provider #1902020  (It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact their state board and inquire if reciprocity with Texas is accepted or submit for CEU approval individually in their state. EIM will provide documentation needed upon request.)

EIM Program Applicability: Sports Physical Therapy Residency (EIM SR310; 2 credits)

Prerequisites: None

Appropriate dress: This is an online course.

SCS Prep Course Features:

  • Online lectures that can be viewed when you have time to study
  • Interact with other “SCS-preppers” in an exclusive online forum
  • Weekly summaries of the most “need to know” info for the SCS Exam with quizzes
  • Pre-course exam, quizzes and post-course exam with over 350 SCS-style review questions
  • Citations and full text are provided for all quiz and pre-course exam questions



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