Don’t miss out on EARLY BIRD registration rates available until July 31st, 2022.
FUNDAMENTALS Registration HERE
ADVANCED Registration HERE
**Note: When using the form available through this link, please ensure you are using the email address attached to your CPA membership to have the SPC member discount automatically apply.**

WHAT?
Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC) developed its own structured education pathway to assist individuals wishing to pursue a career working in sport and to proceed through SPC’s Credential Program. The pathway, comprised of two entirely virtual Courses titled Fundamentals and Advanced Core Competency Courses, aims to promote standardized, evidence-informed and accessible education relating to the field of Sports Therapy. Knowledge and skill gained from each Course will allow practitioners to work confidently and effectively with athletes both clinically and on the field at regional, national and international levels in either amateur or professional sport.

The Fundamentals and Advanced Core Competency Courses are designed to be completed sequentially to also help interested candidates prepare to challenge SPC’s Written and Oral Practical Exams to become a SPC Certificate and then SPC Diploma holder.

Each course offers a variety of didactic and interactive online sessions (IOS), delivered by experts from across Canada, and may be completed from anywhere, anytime over the course of a predefined period. The virtual format will allow flexibility to accommodate various schedules and time zones, while permitting full time work; registrants may complete modules at their own pace from the comfort of their home, work or on the road traveling with athletes or athletic teams!

WHEN?
The following tables outline preliminary schedules for the Summer/Fall 2022 Course Session:

HOW?
Online via ELearning Platform

HOW MUCH?
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (up to and including July 31st, 2022):
SPC Members: $1645 CAD
Non Members: $1945 CAD
REGISTRATION (on or after August 1st, 2022):
SPC Members: $1695 CAD
Non Members: $1995 CAD

REGISTRATION
FUNDAMENTALS Registration HERE
ADVANCED Registration HERE
**Note: When using the form available through this link, please ensure you are using the email address attached to your CPA membership to have the SPC member discount automatically apply.**

POLICIES
ENROLLMENT POLICY

  • ALL are welcome to enroll (SPC Members and Non-members)
  • Minimum requirements for on-field hours as well as mentorship hours are NOT required to enroll in core courses
    • Minimum requirements necessary for all SPC credential program/exam applications
  • Current Sport First Responder (SFR) certification is NOT required to enroll in core courses but is recommended
  • Must be a SPC Certificate holder, Diploma candidate, Diploma holder or have taken the Fundamentals course in order to enroll in the Advanced Course
  • Enrollment in both Fundamentals and Advanced courses simultaneously is NOT permitted at this time*

*Exceptions may be made for approved SPC mentors, examiners and Diploma holders in good standing with up to date maintenance of credentials

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations received 2 weeks prior* to the official Course start date will receive a full refund minus a $250 administrative fee. Any cancellations received within 2 weeks* of the official Course start date will not receive a refund. Deferrals will be possible and accepted for an additional $50 administration fee– requests must be received no later than 1 week prior* to the official Course start date. *Exact dates to be communicated ahead of each Course session!

FAQs

  1. How often will the Core Courses run?
    Courses will run twice annually; late summer/fall + winter/early spring sessions, ahead of SPC’s written and Oral Practical examinations, respectively. 
  1. If you can complete course material from ‘anywhere, anytime’ during the predefined period, why are there specific dates/times associated with each Unit?
    Dates correspond to the interactive online sessions (IOS) that will be hosted/moderated by Instructors for each Unit. The remaining course material may be completed at the participant’s own pace, outside of the indicated timeline. IOS details will be communicated to participants closer to Course start dates.
  1. Are mentorship hours required to enroll in Core Competency Courses?
    No. Mentorship hours will be mandatory to apply for SPC oral/practical examinations starting in 2023. Changes to minimum requirements, along with updated resources (including mentorship logbooks, mentor handbook etc.) will be shared and published in the spring of 2022.
  1. Are current Sport First Responder (SFR) certifications required to enroll in Core Competency Courses?
    No. SFR training is recommended but NOT required for Course enrollment. However, current SFR certification is mandatory to apply to challenge both Certificate and Diploma designations.
  1. Are minimum ‘on-field’ hours required to enroll in Core Competency Courses?
    No. Minimum on-field hours are NOT required for Course enrollment. However, minimum on-field hours are required to apply to challenge both Certificate and Diploma designations.
  1. Is completion of Core Courses mandatory prior to SPC’s written credential exam?
    No. Though this may be advantageous to those preparing to challenge the written portion of the credential program examinations, candidates may complete Course material at their own pace during the predefined period. Course completion will be mandatory ahead of the oral/practical examination for the corresponding designation.
  1. Is Core Course completion mandatory to obtain SPC designations?Yes. Effective spring 2023, credential program candidates will be required to present a valid Core Course certificate of completion at the oral/practical examination before SPC designations will be granted for the given credential.
  1. Is there a maximum allowable time between Course registration and completion of the written exam for the respective SPC credential (Certificate or Diploma)?
    Yes – 3 years, in keeping with SPC Maintenance of Credentials (MoC).
  1. Are Diploma candidates required to enroll in and complete the Fundamentals Course if they attained their Certificate prior to 2023?
    No. Diploma candidates will NOT have to complete the Fundamentals Course if they were Certificate holders prior to 2023. As of fall 2022, completion of the Advanced course will be mandatory ahead of challenging the oral practical Diploma examination.
  1. Are members who have successfully completed the written examination but have yet to challenge the oral practical examination for a given credential still required to enroll in and complete the Core Competency Course for that designation?
    Yes. Credential program candidates who have yet to successfully complete both written and oral/practical examinations for a given credential will be required to enroll in and complete the Fundamentals or Advanced Core Competency Course before they will be able to obtain the Certificate or Diploma designations, respectively.
  2. How long would a unit take to complete?
    Here are some course unit estimates, please note that everyone’s personal experience could vary:
    – 1 to 4 hours of online course material
    – 1 to 2 hour interactive sessions
    – Clean Sport and Parasport also have external modules, which could add an additional 1 to 3 hours for those units

FUTURE COURSE SESSION DATES
W/S 2023 and S/F 2023 – stay tuned!