Professional Development Opportunities for Physical Therapists


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Resources for Physical

Department of Physical

Center for Adult and
Continuing Studies

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

Scheduled Programs

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

2018 Programs:

APRIL 13 & 14, 2018


This course meets the license renewal requirement for pain and symptom management.

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Discount given to GVSU PT alumni and DPT clinical instructors


JUNE 1 & 2, 2018 - Registration Now Open!

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FUNCTIONAL DRY NEEDLING LEVEL 2 - click on the title to register directly with KinetaCore now.
presented by KinetaCore and hosted by Grand Valley's Department of Physical Therapy

Discount given to GVSU PT alumni and DPT clinical instructors

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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

JUL 21, 2017: DPT Research Day

OCT 27 & 28, 2017: Clinical Gait Course: Assessment and Treatment

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 

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. 

Page last modified March 21, 2018