Welcome to the Division of Physical Therapy’s Continuing Education program! Located in the heart of Emory University and Emory Healthcare’s shared main campus, we are in a unique position to provide innovative and collaborative programs that capitalize on the wealth of technological, educational and clinical resources that comprise the Emory system. Whether updating clinicians on the most current evidence based practice or informing about cutting-edge rehabilitation research opportunities, our continuing education programs strive to incorporate solid scientific principles with holistic patient care, valuing life-long learning that fosters excellent and compassionate healthcare as the primary outcome.
The mission of the Division of Physical Therapy Continuing Education program is to provide holistic and multi-disciplinary professional development opportunities which are founded in scientific inquiry and evidence and incorporate the values of compassionate, innovative and individualized patient care, and to encourage life long learning and professional responsibility of benefit to the rehabilitation healthcare provider, system and community at large. In accordance with our overall mission, we provide the following educational opportunities:
- Regional/National courses
These courses are open to all licensed rehabilitation or health and wellness providers and students. Courses are typically 1-2 days in length and focus on an expansive exploration of topics and interventions specific to an identified health condition, body structure or body function.
- Emory Physical Therapy Residency courses
These courses are taught within our Orthopedic Residency curriculum and are appropriate for physical therapists preparing for the Orthopaedic Specialist Certification Examination and/or for licensed therapists interested in reviewing advance-level evaluation and intervention techniques. These courses are offered first to our current Residents and secondly to our 3rd-Year PT Students and Clinical Instructors. Class size is limited to 8-10 individuals. If you are interested in one of these Orthopedic Residency courses, please contact us for additional information, or click on the above link to be re-directed to our Orthopedic Residency page. Class size is limited to 8-10 individuals.
- Emory Clinical Instructor Educational Series: Translation of Evidence into Practice
These courses occur 3 times per year and are open to Emory PT Clinical Instructors and all therapists employed by Emory Healthcare or Emory University for no cost. Non-Emory affiliated therapists may attend for a minimal price. These courses are typically 2-3 hours in length and focus on updating evidence-based practice or on increasing competency in the area of clinical instruction. Dinner is provided.