A Guide to Using the PhysicalTherapy.com Library for PTs/PTAs, and ATs
Introduction to course search on PhysicalTherapy.com
You can search the PhysicalTherapy.com library by a variety of filters, including Course Format, Topic, State, Association, and Duration. Use these filters alone or in combination to find courses to meet your needs. A search box is also available to query on topic or presenter name. We hope this guide will provide direction to help you effectively search the library for the courses you need to get the most out of your membership!
Course Library Filter Options
- Course Format: We offer live webinars, recorded webinars, text, and audio courses. Select any of these icons to filter on course format.
- Topic: Choose courses from more than 20 topics.
- State: Refer to the section of this guide related to Physical Therapists to learn how to use this filter.
- Association: We offer courses that are approved by a variety of associations in the field and the association filter allows you to further define your search results to find these courses.
- Duration: Filter on length of course.
For Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: How can I find courses that fulfill renewal requirements for state licensure?
The State menu in the PhysicalTherapy.com library was designed to identify courses that would be acceptable by state licensing boards of physical therapy. By selecting a state from that menu, the search results include courses to meet license renewal requirements for PTs/PTAs licensed in that state. The information in the “State Approval” window at the top of the results will provide additional information about your state. Please note that entering a state PT license in your professional profile on PhysicalTherapy.com will result in a default selection of that state in the State menu.
For Athletic Trainers: How can I find courses that fulfill renewal requirements for state licensure in athletic training or BOC Certification?
Most state licensing boards for ATs accept courses offered by BOC approved providers to meet license renewal requirements. PhysicalTherapy.com is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. To help you maintain your AT license as well as your BOC Certification, we offer both Category A and EBP (Evidence Based Practice) courses. To find BOC courses to meet your AT license, make sure the state filter is set to “All States” and then selecting “BOC” from the Associations menu. You may then filter further by selecting “Category A” or “EBP” from the Area Menu.
For Dual Licensure and for PTs Maintaining BOC Certification
Only a portion of the courses in the PhysicalTherapy.com library are targeted toward the AT scope of practice. To find courses that meet the requirements of state physical therapy licensure, as well as those of AT licensure and/or BOC certification, first select the state of your PT/PTA license from the “State” menu. Then, select “BOC” from the “Associations” menu, further filtering by Category A or EBP in the “Area” menu. The courses that appear in the search results should meet the approval requirements of both your PT and AT licenses. Please remember to review the information in the “State Approval” window at the top of the results for further information about your state.