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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. 

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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.

Contact Information:
Phone: (616) 331-7180
Email: ptpd@gvsu.edu

Scheduled Programs

To find out more information or to register, please click on the program's title/flyer below.

2017 Programs:

New Program! 

Functional Dry Needling, Level 1

May 5 & 6, 2017

Hosted by GVSU's Department of Physical Therapy
at Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI

Course Fee: $1250, must register and pay through KinetaCore
GVSU PT alumni and DPT clinical instructors receive 10% discount 

Dry Needling flyer

 

Gait Course Flyer

NEW COURSE!

OCT 27 & 28, 2017

CLINICAL GAIT COURSE: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT 

Download Flyer 

Discount given to GVSU PT alumni and DPT clinical instructors

 

For hotel information in Allendale and/or Grand Rapids, go to www.gvsu.edu/hotels, ask if there is a GVSU rate 

 

Past Programs:

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 ptpd@gvsu.edu 

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. 
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