Continuing Education

Our Continuing Education Program is designed to provide an opportunity for licensed physical therapists to pursue continuing education courses and/or graduate academic credit without leaving full-time employment. Currently, the program has an orthopedic emphasis.

Andrews has partnered with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) to offer all the coursework needed for the clinician to work towards becoming a certified manual therapist. The NAIOMT system is nationally recognized for its emphasis on differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning, along with its excellence in teaching manual therapy skills, including precise thrust manipulation techniques.

As of January 1, 2016 NAIOMT is instituing changes to their Core Curriculum.  Please click HERE for an overview of the NAIOMT Core Curriculum.  We are in the process of integrating our system here at Andrews University.

The average NAIOMT course length is 3 to 4 days, while some courses on campus run for 6 days  (Sunday through Friday).

Andrews University has been approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the North American Institute of Orthopedic and Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) to offer course work to help clinicians meet the requirements necessary for certification as:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (Exam offered through the APTA)

  • Certified Manual Therapist (Exam offered by NAIOMT)

All continuing education courses may also be taken for academic credit. Andrews University offers a transitional DPT as well as a DScPT in orthopedic manual therapy. Click here for more information.

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Below are two tables listing the courses that are offered for Spring and Fall 2017. Please click on the class name for a link to its registration form. Click the link under "Instructor" to get in contact with an instructor. Click the links under 'Location' and 'Academic Credit' for more information.

 

Spring 2017

Class Dates Location Instructor Cost CEUs Days/Weeks Academic Credit
Evidence Based Orthopedic Clinical Practice Jan 9– April 27, 2017 AU PT Dept.

Geoff Schneider

$575 7.0

16

Weeks

None
Clinical Pharmacology Jan 9– April 27, 2017 AU PT Dept.

Stacy Soappman

$575 7.0

16

Weeks

PTH716 (2cr)
Clinical Screening & Differential Diagnosis March 12-14, 2017 AU PT Dept. Dr. David Musnick

Regular: $600

Early: $550

2.1

3

Days

PTH818 (3cr)

Level II Lower: C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II 

March 5–6, 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level II Lower: C-621 Lower Extremity

March 7–8, 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level II Lower: C-611 & C-621 Combined

March 5–8, 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $1095

Early: $1075

4.2

4 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

PTH738 (3cr)
Level II Lower Clinical Reasoning Tutorial March 9- May 25, 2017 Online TBD $295 N/A

10

Weeks

None
Medical Diagnostics for the Physical Therapist May 8– August 28, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pat Fonstad $575 8.0

16

Weeks

PTH830 (2cr)

 

Level III Upper: C-715 Advanced Upper Quadrant

Mar 12–17, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $1035

Early: $990

4.2

6

Days

PTH757 (3cr)

Level IV: C-725 Advanced Spinal Manipulation

Mar 19–24, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $1200

Early: $1100

4.2

6

Days

PTH848 (3cr)

Level I: C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I

April 2–3, 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level I: C-516 Cervical Spine I

April 4 –5 , 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $699

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level I: C-511 & 516 Combined

April 2 - 5, 2017 AU PT Dept. Stacy Soappman

Regular: $1095

Early: $1075

4.2

4 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

PTH733 (3cr)
Level I Clinical Reasoning Tutorial April 6 – June 15, 2017 Online TBD $295 5.0

10

Weeks

None
Manual Therapy & Pregnancy April 30 - May 1, 2017 AU PT Dept. Susan Clinton & Jessica Mckinney Regular: $600

Early: $550

2.4  2 Days

(Plus 7 Hours Online)

None


 

Fall 2017

Class Dates Location Instructor Cost CEUs Days/Weeks Academic Credit

Medical Exercise Therapy Level 1: Fundamentals of MET

Aug 27-28, 2017 AU PT Dept. Frank Aerts, Becky Alwood $385 1.5 2 days Yes, contact for details

Medical Exercise Therapy Level 2: Upper Quadrant

Aug 29-30, 2017 AU PT Dept. Frank Aerts, Becky Alwood  $385 1.5 2 days Yes, contact for details
Post-Operative Management of Common Orthopedic Surgeries Sept 6– Nov 15, 2016 AU PT Dept. Kathy Stupansky $575 7.0

10

Weeks

None

Level I: C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I

  Sept 10-11, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level I: C-516 Cervical Spine I

Sept 12–13, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level I: C-511 & C-516 Combined

  Sept 10-13, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $1095

Early: $1075

4.2

4

Days

PTH733 (3cr)
Level I Clinical Reasoning Tutorial   Sept 14– Dec 01, 2017 Online TBD $295 5.0

10

Weeks

None

Level II Upper: C-616 Cervical Spine II

Sept 24–25, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

 

Level II Upper: C-626 Upper Extremity

  Sept 26–27, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

None

Level II Upper: C-616 & C-626 Combined

  Sept 24-27, 2017 AU PT Dept. Valerie Coolman

Regular: $1095

Early: $1075

4.2

6

Days

PTH734 (3cr)
NAIOMT CMPT Certification Exam Sept 28-29, 2017 AU PT Dept. TBD $599

Click Here to register

Contact neil@naiomt.com to receive aditional information

Level II Upper Clinical Reasoning Tutorial   Sept 28– Dec 8, 2017 Online TBD $295 5.0

10

Weeks

None

Level III Lower: C-705 Advanced Lower Quadrant

Oct 1–6 , 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $1200

Early: $1100

4.2

6

Days

PTH752 (3cr)

Level IV: C-725 Advanced Spinal Manipulation

  Oct 8 – 14 , 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $1200

Early: $1100

4.2

6

Days

PTH848 (3cr)
C-613 Thoracic Spine   Oct 15–17, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

PTH746 (2cr)
C-720 Advanced Clinical Reasoning Oct 18–20, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $649

Early: $599

2.1

2 Days

(Plus 5 Hours Online)

PTH762 (3cr)
C-613 & C-720 Combined   Oct 15–20, 2017 AU PT Dept. Pettman

Regular: $1200

Early: $1100

4.2

6

Days

PTH746 (2cr) + PTH762 (2cr)
NAIOMT COMT Certification Exam October 22-24, 2017 Online TBD $1250 Contact neil@naiomt.com to receive sign up information
C-300 PTA Lower Quadrant Nov 12, 2017 AU PT Dept. Case & Kikillus $299 14 1 Day None

 

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