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SPC is thrilled to share the following announcement:

SPC credentials have received approved pathway status by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists (IFSPT). SPC Credential holders can obtain the recognition as a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist. 

News Release:
The IFSPT is pleased to announce that three additional Member Organizations have been added to the list of organizations approved for membership as Registered International Sports Physical Therapists (RISPT).IFSPT President Dr. Nicola Phillips announced the approval of the two member organizations at the most recent Executive Board meeting in Rome.”We are very pleased to announce that Norway, Italy and Canada have received approved pathways by the IFSPT,” Dr. Phillips says. “It’s a rigorous process to develop these programs within our member organizations, and an equally rigorous process to gain approvals from the IFSPT.”The number of countries who have pathways leading to Registered International Sports Physiotherapist status continued to increase, and this reflects the importance of promoting our skills and expertise as sports physical therapists globally.”

Canadian members may gain RISPT status through the SPC Credential Program.

According to Ashley Lewis, Executive Director of Sports Physiotherapy Canada, “SPC sought recognition of our credentials from IFSPT. We are thrilled that the registration committee through their rigorous review has granted recognition of the SPC credentials as eligible for competency as Registered International Sports Physical Therapist. We look forward to collaborating and meeting our international colleagues at upcoming events. Thanks for welcoming SPC…we are thrilled to be a part of such a distinguished group of individuals.”

Information to register as SPC credential holders:

Members of approved countries – those with established national pathways – may apply to be recognized as a Registered International Sports Physical Therapist simply by purchasing a five-year registration certificate for 50 euros. These individuals are pre-approved. Your membership within your country’s specialist pathway will be confirmed, and your certificate e-mailed to you for printing and display.

These countries include

  • Australia: Titled Sports Physiotherapist
  • Canada: SPC Credential Program
  • Denmark
  • Ireland: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Level 3 Accreditation in Sports Physiotherapy
  • Italy: Italian Sport Physical Therapist accredited – 3th level of certification through GISPT SPT pathway
  • New Zealand: Complete the Specialisation Pathway through the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand. Must complete specialisation in the Musculoskeletal Category. Applications for NZ Board MSK Specialty must have a sports focus with evidence provided.
  • Norway
  • Sweden – Sports Physiotherapy Specialization
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom: Continuing Professional Development Level 3, Gold
  • United States: APTA Sports Certified Specialist

Information on registration and how to apply

SPC Members with questions or needing help sending in their registration for RISPT can contact Ashley Lewis.