This program includes courses that will be offered as a Virtual Lab Experience – an immersive online environment that brings together everything you love about EIM’s in-person weekend intensives. Learn more about what you can expect from this change.
EIM’s Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification is the premier pain certification for licensed health care providers, brought to you in partnership with Purdue University.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. increased six-fold from 1999 to 2017, with more than 400,000 opioid-related deaths since 1999. The Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification curriculum covers treatments such as pain neuroscience education, graded motor imagery, pacing, graded exposure and more.
TPS is an interdisciplinary pain certification, open to various licensed health care providers, including physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists and others. Our six-month certification is designed for working professionals who want to advance their career and improve patient outcomes, but who need flexibility to work around their professional and personal responsibilities. All coursework is completed online and features didactic and collaborative experiences.
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Core Course Work
Please note that 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.