Participants of the EIM Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) Test Prep Course Have 91% Pass Rate on SCS Exam

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Online, self-paced test-prep course effective in helping PT’s pass SCS Exam.

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When we set out to develop this course, we aimed at creating a flexible curriculum that gave participants the ability to identify their knowledge gaps and customize their studies to meet their specific needs. Clearly, the results speak for themselves.

Physical Therapists who completed the Evidence in Motion (EIM) Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) test preparation course had an above the national average, 91% pass rate, on the 2013 SCS Examination. The self-paced course uses a web-based, interactive, media-rich program that helps students prepare effectively for the exam.

The 91% EIM pass rate is more than 15 percentage points higher than the National Pass Rate for all specialty designation tests offered by the American Physical Therapy Association, which was 74% in 2013. The 17-week self-study program integrates journal articles, online video presentations, Mind-Maps, weekly summaries, and additional online resources and is typically started four-to-five months prior to the SCS exam.

“We are so proud of our students achievements on the SCS exam and want to congratulate everyone who passed. Their results are a testament to their hard work and dedication. We are thrilled that this course helped them achieve their goals,” states Casey Unverzagt, the EIM SCS Preparatory Course Developer. “When we set out to develop this course, we aimed at creating a flexible curriculum that gave participants the ability to identify their knowledge gaps and customize their studies to meet their specific needs. Clearly, the results speak for themselves.”

A regional approach is used throughout the curriculum that includes upper extremities, lower extremities, and the spine and pelvis. Specific topics related to sports PT include sports science, acute injury and illness, injury prevention and return to sport, special populations, and environmental conditions. The online course is open to all licensed physical therapists that, upon completion, received 63 contact hours from the EIM Institute of Health Professions. Participants have the opportunity to bounce ideas and questions off one another in the “SCS-preppers” online forum and receive weekly summaries of the most “need to know” information.

The course, while unique for each student, features a pre-test, post-test and weekly online quizzes in a format similar to the SCS exam. This simulates the exam environment, identifies knowledge gaps and assesses learning.

The SCS Test Prep Course is available online at https://www.evidenceinmotion.com/educational-offerings/course/ocs-test-prep-course/ and can be purchased for $550. Practices interested in purchasing multiple copies of the course can contact EIM directly at info(at)eimpt for a group discount.

About Evidence In Motion (EIM):
Evidence in Motion (EIM) is an education and consultation company whose sole reason of existence is to elevate the physical therapy profession and the role of physical therapists in healthcare delivery. A strong dedication to fostering the creation and assimilation of an evidence-based practice culture within the physical therapy profession is a cornerstone of Evidence In Motion’s mission. They have put in place evidence-based practice treatment pathways in many facilities and aims to promote the global sharing of information and ideas, thus advancing evidence-based physical therapy practice, research and education around the world. Evidence In Motion offers Continuing Education, Residencies, a Fellowship Program, a Musculoskeletal Transition DPT, and an Executive Program in Private Practice Management with optional Transition DPT. For more information, please visit EvidenceInMotion.com. You can also find Evidence In Motion on Facebook and Twitter, @EIMTeam.

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