Continuing Education

The Postprofessional department offers many continuing education options to licensed physical therapists. Course options include abbreviated versions of our online academic courses and all the coursework needed for the clinician to work towards becoming a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT & SMT) through our partnership with ASPIRE OMT, an orthopedic manual therapy institute founded by the world-renowned Erl Pettman.

Our manual therapy courses do require some on-campus time.  The average length is 2 to 4 days, while some courses require 6 days  (Sunday through Friday). 

Interested in pursuing a transitional DPT or a DScPT? Taking one of our continuing education courses is a great way to learn about the quality of our programs. For more information about our degrees click here.



2021 CEU Courses

Class Dates Instructor Cost CEUs
Female Sexual Health & Function May 17-Aug 6, 2021 Karen Brandon $420 1.5
Medical Diagnostics May 17-Aug 6, 2021 Pat Fonstad $560 2
MET I August 29-31, 2021 Frank Aerts & Becky Allwood $650 2.4
Advanced Gastrointestinal Health & Dysfunction in Women's Health August 30-December 16, 2021 Susan Clinton $560 2
Professional Communication & Consulting August 30-December 16, 2021 Sara Centeno $560 2
Educational Techniques for Healthcare Professionals August 30-December 16, 2021 Sara Centeno $560 2
COMT-1 Lumbo-pelvic Gateway to Muscoloskeletal Therapy September 12-13, 2021 Valerie Coolman $600 2.1
COMT-2 Cervical Gateway to Musculoskeletal Therapy September 14-15, 2021 Valerie Coolman $600 2.1
COMT-3 Upper Extremity Evaluation and Management September 26-27, 2021 Valerie Coolman $600 2.1
COMT-4 Cervico-Thoracic Evaluation and Management September 28-29, 2021 Valerie Coolman $600 2.1
SMT-1 Integrated Evaluation and Management of the Thorax October 3-5, 2021 Erland Pettman $600 2.1
SMT-5 Integrated Advanced Clinical Reasoning October 6-8, 2021 Erland Pettman $600 2.1
SMT-3 Integrated Evaluation and Management of the Upper Quadrant October 10-13, 2021 Erland Pettman $1,200 4.2
COMT Exam October 14-15, 2021 Erland Pettman/Valerie Coolman $600 0
SMT Exam October 14-15, 2021 Erland Pettman/Valerie Coolman $1200 0

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