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Certification in Pediatric Practice


Length: 12 - 14 months

Summer 2020 Deadline:

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DPT Add-On Available

For: PT, OT

Evidence In Motion’s Certification in Pediatric Practice offers physical therapists and occupational therapists the opportunity to advance their skills and evidence-based knowledge in working with pediatric patients. This program will 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 blended, collaborative learning format that allows the individual practitioner to continue to engage in their professional and personal responsibilities.


  • Become a highly skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competency.
  • Use contemporary frameworks to transform your clinical practice.
  • Enhance critical thinking and psychomotor skills to improve decision-making and outcomes of care.
  • Improve your knowledge of current evidence and begin preparation for Pediatric Board Certification.
  • Have the opportunity to use your Certification credit hours towards an EIM Residency or post-professional training.
  • Promote the health and wellness of participants and the individuals they serve.

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    Jordan Nowacki



    Kathleen Ganley, PT, PhD

    Program Director


    • 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
      • Course includes a 2-day, on-site weekend intensive. View course page for date and location details.
    • PEDI 6120 Pediatric Health Promotion and Prevention
    • PEDI 6520 Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions
    • PEDI 6520WI Management of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Conditions Weekend Intensive
      • Course includes a 2-day, on-site weekend intensive. View course page for date and location details.
  • Choose two courses for your Plan of Study.

    • PEDI 6130 Pediatric Acute Care and NICU
    • PEDI 6140 The Young Athlete
    • PEDI 6150 Transition to Adulthood
    • PEDI 6160 Pediatric Gait and Orthotics
    • PEDI 6170 Upper Extremity Orthotics Applications for the Pediatric Client
    • PEDI 6180 Pediatric Wheelchair Seating and Positioning
    • PEDI 7080 Pediatric Certification Exam
  • Post-professional DPT can be added to the Certification in Pediatric Practice for an additional $4,200 in tuition and 7 credits of coursework:
    • TPS 6410 – Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
    • BUSI 6200 – Business Management Principles
    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology and Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • PROF 6110 – Professionalism: Roles & Responsibilities
    • 2 additional PEDI electives – Choose 2 additional Pediatric elective options not taken as part of the certification.

    The Post-professional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The EIM Post-professional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the Post-professional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.

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