By attending a series of seminars and completing a written, oral, and practical examination, you can earn a highly respected certification in a specialty area.
How Specialty Certification Works
Certification is designed to offer a series of seminars, which culminate in a comprehensive examination consisting of written, oral and practical testing to define competency in a chosen field. To earn each Certification, a therapist must attend seminars totaling at least 25 days, culminating in a weeklong review and examination process.
Certification requires completion of the required seminars either as a structured continuing education process or as part of one of our post-professional degree programs. Taking the home study courses for graduate credit is not required for Certification, although taking them for credit toward a post-professional degree is recommended for maximum educational benefit.
Certification Review and Exam
Certification is a 6-day process consisting of a 5-day Review Course that provides opportunity for reviewing and updating the contents of each of the seminars leading to Certification. On the fifth day, a written exam is given, followed by a series of oral and practical examinations. The standard sought is the safe application of advanced clinical skills in the areas tested. Results are confidential.
Use Your Certification Toward a Post Professional Degree
Certification is an integral part of the process for acquiring either the Post-Professional Master of Health Science (MHS) or the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT).
Specialty Certifications You Can Earn
- Manual Therapy (MTC)
- Primary Care (PPC)
- Sports Physical Therapy (STC)
- Cranio-Facial (CFC)