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Sports Injuries Certificate Program
DVD and Live program leading to CCSP eligibility

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Program Design
In order to apply to sit for the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physician's (ACBSP) Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) exam you must complete a 100-Hour certificate program from an accredited college such as Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Our program allows you to satisfy 2/3 of your requirements to become a CCSP from the comfort and privacy of your own home with our 7-Session DVD program (84 hours).

The other 1/3 of your requirements are earned by attending Sports Hands-on Sessions (40 hours) offered on campus every Fall. The hands-on nature of these topics require each participant to take them live in the classroom.

The cool thing about our program design is its flexibility. You can choose to complete the DVDs before or after you attend the hands-on training.  Or do them simultaneously - you decide what works best for you!


$2599 ($1900 for the DVD program plus $699 for the hands-on sessions).


Doctors of chiropractic and T10 chiropractic students (students can earn 12 hours toward their CCSP eligibility before graduating)

How do I order?

Call us at 952-885-5446, stop by our office, or print and mail us the order form.  Most DVD orders are shipped within 3 business days. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or checks.



Sports Hands-on Sessions

Purchase all three sessions for $699 and save $133 over the per session pricing.  Call us at 952-885-5446 to register.

Session #1: Sept. 16-17, 2017

Emergency Procedures
Learn the specific emergency procedures encountered by chiropractors on the field. You will learn how to rapidly assess a injury situation, how to deal with airway and breathing problems, bleeding control and shock, soft tissue and extremity injuries. Learn how to manage head and spinal injuries and how to respond to heat emergencies. Ira Shapiro, DC, DACBSP, 12 hours; Sat: 1pm-7pm; Sun, 8am-2pm, $239; (dress comfortably)

Session #2: Oct. 21-22, 2017
Athletic and Kinesiology Taping
Do you wish to broaden your abilities to manage acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries? During this 16 hour session you will have an opportunity to practice taping techniques from head to toe. By Sunday afternoon you will have expanded your clinical tool box and will be able to provide another beneficial service on Monday to your athletic and other high performance patients. Timothy Stark, MPhil, DC, DACBSP, ICCSP, CSCS, FICC, 16 hours; Sat: 9am-7pm; Sun 8am-2pm, $354 (includes taping supplies - bring your taping scissors and dress comfortably).

Session #3: Nov. 18-19, 2017

Extremity Adjusting and Therapeutic Muscle Stretching
Discover the diagnostic and treatment strategies for treating athletes with extremity injuries. Hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises will be explored. Brian Nook , DC, DACBSP,
12 hours; Sat: 1pm-7pm; Sun 8am-2pm, $239. (dress comfortably)


DVD Topics and Instructors
Notes are included with each session to aid in your studies. You will find them on Disk #1 of each session. Just put the DVD into your computer, pull up the file and print. A few sessions will come with additional paper handouts that are not included on the DVD. Each session is $300 (or buy the full program for $1900) and comes with an exam in paper form.

Session #1: Knee and Lower Extremity Injuries (12 hours)
Thomas Hyde, DC, DACBSP and Larry Kintner, DC, DACBSP

Session #2: Team Physiology and Common Athletic Spinal Conditions (12 hours)

Session #3: Exercise Physiology (12 hours)
Andrew Klein, DC, MS, DACBSP, CSCS

Session #4: Sports Rehabilitation (12 hours)
Richard A. Hills , DC , PT

Session #5: Special Considerations and Sports Radiology (12 hours incl. 6 X-ray)
Glori Hinck , DC , MS and Renee DeVries, DC, DACBR

Session #6: Upper Extremity Injuries (12 hours)
Kenneth R. Sheridan, DC, CCSP, CSCS

Session #7: Practical Application of Case Studies/CCSP Exam Review (12 hours incl. 3 X-ray)
Timothy W. Ray , DC , CCSP, ICSSD, DABCO and Jeff Rich, DC, DACBR


Certification Exam

Please visit www.acbsp.com for more information about applying for the CCSP exam.

Credit for completing DVD sessions

To receive credit for each DVD session review the material and successfully complete the session exam. The exam is included with the DVD. Fax it to 952-881-3028, email it to Lori Davidson (ldavidson@nwhealth.edu) or mail it back for grading. To pass you need to score 75%. Once you pass the exam you will be awarded 12 hours for each DVD session. 

Refund Policy

24-hour cancellation notice is required for a full refund or to have your tuition payment transferred to another scheduled seminar within the same academic year.  Some exceptions apply. A processing fee may apply.

Cancellation Policy

Every effort is made to offer the hands-on program as announced. We reserve the right to adjust faculty, location, dates, time and tuition without notice.  Please register in advance so you can be notified of changes.  In the event we need to cancel a seminar, your tuition will be fully refunded.  We are not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants.

State Relicensure Credit

Northwestern has applied for continuing education credit in MN, SD, ND and IA and we are an approved sponsor in many other states. See http://www.nwhealth.edu/conted/ for details. Or please contact us at 952-885-5446 if you have any questions or to request approvals in other states.  Some states do not allow you to earn licensure credits via distance learning.



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