SCS exam prep for sports physical therapists by the resource for sports physical therapists

by Dr. Phil on February 7, 2012

I was happy to contribute a chapter to the new Sports PT Section’s specialty exam prep guide. My chapter was titled, “Translating Evidence into Practice.” I highly recommend the entire guide to prep for the exam, but you can also purchase individual chapters to get current on sports physical therapy topics:

Sports Physical Therapy Section CourseTable of Contents

Chapter 1: Pre-participation Evaluation and Screening

Chapter 2: Emergency Response

Chapter 3: Psychological Contributions to Sports Injuries

Chapter 4: Blood-borne Pathogens and Other Hematological Considerations in the Athlete

Chapter 5: Environmental Conditions in Athletics

Chapter 6: Translating Evidence Into Practice

Chapter 7: Nutrition for the Athlete

Chapter 8: Prevention of Common Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries

Chapter 9: Dermatological Considerations in the Athletic Population

Chapter 10: Medical Conditions

Chapter 11: Concussion

Chapter 12: Pharmacology in Sports Physical Therapy

Chapter 13: Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Chapter 14: Protective Equipment in Sports Medicine


Here’s the description of the home study course from the Section:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Planning on taking the Sports Certified Specialist Test? SPTS can help you prepare!

SPTS has launched the SCS Test Preparation Course to assist sports physical therapists in preparation for the challenging Sports Certified Specialist examination. This in-depth course is a downloadable home study course, allowing participants to work at their own pace.

“SPTS is clearly the best resource for SCS preparation information,” says Tim Tyler, PT, MS, ATC, SPTS President. “We’ve tapped the most experienced sports physical therapy professionals in the country to create this course.”

The SCS Examination Preparation Course may be purchased through our e-commerce system. The course is comprised of fourteen separate chapters. Chapters are available for purchase individually, in groups (at a discounted rate) or as a full course.

Follow this link for more information or to purchase!

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