SPORTS CERTIFIED SPECIALIZATION

 
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SPORTS CERTIFIED SPECIALIST

ABPTS Sports Specialty Council develops minimum eligibility requirements for certification and recertification as a Sports Certified Specialist based on ABPTS guidelines. Specialty Council members are responsible for developing the examination instruments in consultation with the ABPTS testing agency and approved consultants and are your resource for any questions pertaining to specialization.

Sports Specialty Council

FinkMichael75x110Michael Fink, PT, DSc
Board-Certified Orthopaedics Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist Chair
Lebanon, PA
Term Expires: 12/19
fink@lvc.edu


RothschildAudrey75x110Carey Rothschild, PT, DPT
Board-Certified Orthopaedics Clinical Specialist
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, Item Review Coordinator
Winter Park, FL
Term Expires: 12/21
carey.rothschild@ucf.edu  


Crothers_Alan75x110Alan Crothers, PT
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist
MOSC Council Liaison
Meridian, ID
Term Expires: 12/20
uofmgriz@msn.com


  RichClarkRichard75x110ard C. Clark, PT, DSc
 
Board-Certified Sports Clinical Specialist 
  Nashville, TN
  Term Expires: 12/22
  rclark20@tnstate.edu

Prove your expertise with certification

FULFILLING THE ACUTE MANAGEMENT OF INJURY AND ILLNESS REQUIREMENTS

Various providers offer the EMR, ERA and Recertification Courses. Those courses that meet the requirements set out by the ABPTS will be listed on the AASPT calendar of events upon request.

Courses to Fulfill the Acute Management of Injury and Illness Requirement: General Information
AASPT Calendar: SSC-Approved Courses
ABPTS Website SSC-Approved Course Offerings


AASPT PREPARATORY COURSES
 

Prepare for the SCS examination  on your own schedule with the AASPT SCS Exam Preparatory Home Study Course and Evidence in Sports Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Home Study Course.

Follow this link for more about these courses!

Sports Certified Specialist: Why Certify?

Certified specialists report that board certification has improved both their personal and professional lives!

  • Increased research and teaching opportunities
  • A positive effect on consultations and invited presentations
  • New job opportunities
  • Opportunities for increased job responsibility
  • Increase in prestige within clinical and academic settings as well as professional associations and the community as a whole
  • A more interesting and fulfilling career

Did you know...

...that as of June of 2019, there were 2,411 Sports Certified Specialists.

...that SCS are automatically qualified to apply for and receive, without further testing, the Registered International Sports Certified Specialization through IFSPT? Link here for more information!