According to a recent study conducted by the Physical Activity Council, there are more than 217 million active Americans. Studies also show dramatic increases in marathon race participation (203% increase from 2008 – 2010) and youth, women, and team sports are experiencing a steady increase in participation numbers as well. As activity and participation levels continue to rise across the board, physical therapists with sports injury treatment and prevention expertise will become the most popular therapists in the clinic.
If you are a practicing physical therapist with a passion for sports therapy, EIM has designed the perfect program for you – The EIM Sports Physical Therapy Certification.
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Note on prerequisite: While we encourage participants to take EIM’s Emergency Medical Response Course as a prerequisite for the Sports Physical Therapy Certification, we will consider similar courses taken elsewhere on a case-by-case basis. Participants may complete the course at any time before graduation from the program.
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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.