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Functional Dry Needling® Certification

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Functional Dry Needling®
Level 1

For: PT, Physio, MD, Chiro, DO, RN, NP, PA

The Functional Dry Needling Certification is an in-depth, well-rounded approach to dry needling that progresses from foundational dry needling skills to more advanced strategies and corrective reinforcements. Certification candidates become highly skilled clinicians who incorporate FDN diagnostically and therapeutically alongside other interventions and exercise progression. The certification culminates in a faculty-mentored case presentation project that relates theory to practice and demonstrates synthesis of advanced knowledge of application of dry needling into the clinical care.


  • Become a certified, highly-skilled, autonomous practitioner with advanced clinical competence in the application of Functional Dry Needling, an adjunctive intervention for neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
  • Enhance your critical thinking, clinical decision making and psychomotor skills to strategically apply Functional Dry Needling and improve clinical outcomes.
  • Emerge as a leader and advocate in the field with an in-depth understanding of clinical application and current evidence related to dry needling.
  • Coursework also includes therapeutic pain neuroscience education to gain an in-depth understanding of therapeutic pain science approaches to patient care.


Length: 18 months

Spring 2020 Deadline:

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Admissions Info


    • Pre-requisite: FDN 6110 – Functional Dry Needling Level 1
    • KCH-WI-0007/KCH-WI-0002 – Functional Dry Needling Level 2
      • Multiple on-site weekend intensives available: View course page for date and location information.
    • KCH-WI-0008/KCH-WI-0004 – Functional Dry Needling: Clinical Integration (formerly known as Functional Therapeutics)
      • Multiple on-site weekend intensives available: View course page for date and location information.
    • ISPI-TPS 6410 – Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
    • FDN 6140WI – Functional Dry Needling: Advanced Clinical Integration
      • Multiple on-site weekend intensives available: View course page for date and location information.
    • FDN 6010 – FDN Navigation Tool
    • FDN 6150 – Writing Case Reports and Case Series
    • FDN 7190 – Mentored Clinical Practice
    • FDN 7280 – Capstone: Functional Dry Needling Case Presentation Project

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