As an organization dedicated to providing ongoing professional development to its membership and with a vision to providing top quality care for Active Canadians and athletes, Sport Physiotherapy Canada has established a nationally recognized standard for physiotherapy graduates.
Since 1978, the Post-Graduate Credential Program (Credential Program) is THE recognized qualification for major games Physiotherapist selection. For over 25 years, Sport Physiotherapy Canada has been responsible for supplying the Health Care Teams at the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth, World University, Pan American, Jeux de la Francophonie and Canada Games with high quality, professionally certified Sport Physiotherapists.
Our Credential Program delivers a national standard of excellence. The two credential levels – Certificate and Diploma – are competency based, formally evaluated standards. Curriculum material may be covered in a variety of ways as dictated by individual circumstances: small group seminars, weekend symposia or courses, SPC modular programs, self-study, or advisor-directed report writing. Both the Certificate and Diploma levels test competency standards using nationally standardized written and practical examination processes.
The Credential Program ensures that the participants gain strong practical experience where they are exposed to a wide variety of sports injuries and issues. Going far beyond basic entry knowledge and skills, program participants must develop a high degree of competency in the areas of assessment and management of acute injuries, proficiency in taping and strapping, and ability to fit and modify protective equipment. Experience in the areas of fitness and conditioning, and pre-season screening is also required.
Sport Physiotherapy Canada is responsible for the curriculum content and revision, course and instructor approval and examination procedures. Our Provincial Sections are responsible for assisting with implementation of the curriculum objectives (ie. the provision of approved courses covering or supplementing curriculum material).