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NEW! Bellin College DSc in Physical Therapy for Pain Fellows

April 5, 2022 • Fellowship

We’re excited to announce a new opportunity for the EIM community! In partnership with Bellin College, we’re now offering a Doctor of Science (DSc) in Physical Therapy for EIM pain fellows. As pain science finds its place in entry-level physical therapy education and expands to disciplines other than PT, a terminal-degree, DSc training in pain science is the pinnacle of our pain science vision.

The Pain Science Vision

In 2015, International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) partnered with EIM, with the vision to build something special in pain science that could reach more clinicians, ultimately impacting real-life issues associated with persistent pain, the opioid epidemic and human suffering.

  • In the fall of 2015, we launched what is now the largest, most comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain certification in the US – the Therapeutic Pain Specialist Certification (TPS), which is now partnered with Purdue University.
  • In 2018, we launched the next phase of the plan, the pain science fellowship. Our first-of-its kind pain fellowship has since produced dozens of pain fellows with many now teaching at EIM and/or become leaders in their communities and organizations.
  • The final piece of the original 2015 vision is now in place, thanks to our partners at Bellin College and the new Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy for pain fellows.

Information About the DSc for Pain Fellows

  • The program’s target audience is EIM pain fellows interested in pursuing careers in academia and/or research.
  • The Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DSc) track is a 65-credit program, consisting of three foundational cores: clinical excellence, teaching and learning excellence, and research excellence.
  • EIM graduates transfer 32 credits into the Bellin College DSc program from the Evidence In Motion Pain Fellowship Program.
  • A total of 40 credits should be earned prior to starting the DSc. These credits can be transferred in from any other Evidence In Motion courses already taken or DSc applicants may take the following courses:
    • EIM Hybrid Learning Certification: 5 credits
    • Evidence-Based Practice I and II: 2 credits
    • Writing Case Reports and Case Series: 1 credit

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