Professional Development Opportunities for Physical Therapists
Grand Valley State University's Department of Physical Therapy offers physical therapists opportunities for quality continuing education programs. For physical therapists in Michigan, the credits obtained through our programming can be used toward acquiring the Professional Development Requirement (PDR) credits required by the State for license renewal. Physical therapists will need to accumulate 24 PDR credits or hours starting the July 2017 through July 2019 renewal period.
Our goal is to offer quality courses that are meaningful and applicable to professional physical therapists. We also provide small, personal, and intellectual environments as well as expert presenters to optimize your learning experience.
Phone: (616) 331-7180
To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title/flyer below.
June 21, 2017 - 11th Annual DPT Research Day
The GVSU Physical Therapy Faculty and DPT Graduating Class of 2017 cordially invite you to attend the 11th Annual DPT Research Day to be held on Friday, July 21st, 2017 (8:30-3:30 pm) at Loosemore Auditorium, GVSU Downtown DeVos Campus (located on Fulton at Winter). Please join us as our DPT Graduating Class 2017 shares their research with the community and our clinical partners.
Please view the entire program schedule with times and titles of presentations. We invite you to attend all or part of the day as your schedule allows. Research Posters will be on display all day. We appreciate your ongoing support for our students and our program. “The DPT Research Day has been approved for up to 6.5 PDR’s by the Grand Valley State University Department of Physical Therapy.” There is a $10 fee for those who wish to receive PDU certification and registration will be available upon arrival.
For hotel information in Allendale and/or Grand Rapids, go to www.gvsu.edu/hotels, ask if there is a GVSU rate
JAN 15 & 16, 2016 - Throwing Biomechanics: Assessment and Training
MAY 21 & 22, 2016 - Modern Pain Science for the Physical Therapist
SEPT 23 & 24, 2016: Functional Massage™: Examination/Intervention for Cervical Spine, Upper Extremity Muscles and Soft Tissue
JAN 27 & 28, 2017: Functional Massage™: Examination/Intervention for Lumbar Spine, Lower Extremity Muscles and Soft Tissue
Registration Deadline: One week prior to each training begin date by 5:00 p.m.
Cancellation Policy: Should your plans change, you may transfer your registration to another person or class at any time. Cancellations must be received in writing (via fax, mail or email) at least one week prior to class start time. Cancellations received before the deadline will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after the deadline and/or no-shows are not eligible for refunds.
If you have questions, please call our office at (616) 331-7180 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support GVSU Physical Therapy Students
The Physical Therapy Urban Schools Endowed Scholarship was created by the Department of Physical Therapy to attract students from every background to the physical therapy profession. The faculty recognizes that our profession serves a diverse population and through this scholarship we seek to provide enhanced opportunities for all students interested in becoming a physical therapist.