Sports Across the Ages by EIM

Online Course
$300 USD

Includes all course content in digital format

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This course provides current best evidence for the young, the “aging”, and the master or senior athlete including basic science (physiology) of growth/maturation, implications for sports participation and performance, rehabilitation, and the relationship to common injuries in each of these populations.

Available Course Credits

Alaska State PT & OT Board 13.00
Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
BOC 13.00
Connecticut Department of Public Health 13.00
Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers 13.00
District Of Columbia Department of Health 13.00
Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts 13.00
Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Missouri Advisory Commission for Physical Therapists 13.00
Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 13.00
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 13.00
North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Office of Professional Regulation, Vermont Secretary of State 13.00
Oregon Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
South Dakota Physical Therapy License Board 26.00
State of Rhode Island Department of Health 13.00
Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Utah Physical Therapy Licensing Board 13.00
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Washington State Board of Physical Therapy 13.00
Wisconsin Physical Therapy License Board 13.00
Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy 13.00

Learning Objectives

  • Define the terms pediatric athlete, adolescent athlete, Masters athlete, and Senior athlete.
  • Describe issues unique to the immature athlete (child and adolescent), including bone development, psychology, and parental involvement.
  • Contrast concussion management in pediatric athletes and mature athletes.
  • Compare and contrast physiologic and performance characteristics between male and female athletes in pre-adolescence and post-adolescence.
  • List pediatric musculoskeletal pathologies that occur in relation to sport participation.
  • Describe natural changes that occur in athletic performance throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify peak years for muscular strength, endurance, pulmonary and cardiac function.
  • Identify several common injuries and issues typical in weekend warrior athletes.
  • Relate joint injury, prior surgery and osteochondral pathology to early (
  • Differentiate by sport type, activities suitable for those with total joint replacement as suggested by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
  • Compare and contrast flexibility, strength, balance and motor control by decade, and offer systems-based rationale for these changes.
  • Suggest several forms of appropriate exercise for those with osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints.
  • Suggest performance alterations to golf for those with total joints.
  • Compare and contrast rehabilitation considerations for pediatric, adult, and senior athletes.
  • Offer a framework for safe and appropriate return to sport for athletes of all ages.
  • Evaluate differences in time to return to sport/athletics between younger and older athletes.

Course Content

Sports Across the Ages by EIM
SCORM Package
Course Evaluation (EIM)

Course Change Policy 


Any requests falling outside the timeframe stated in this policy do not qualify for a refund. 



Transfer Option-Any Course Type: You may transfer your enrollment to another learner as long as the course you are transferring has not been previously rescheduled and at least 7 days remain before the course start date. If you choose this option, any exchange of funds is between you and the other learner; EIM will not refund or attempt to collect a new payment from the new learner. If your employer paid for the original course, you may only transfer to someone who also works for your employer and must use the work email domain. Courses may only be transferred once and are not eligible for reschedule or cancellation after the transfer has occurred. 



You may be refunded for an online course if the following conditions are met: You submit a request within 1 week of course purchase AND you have not yet logged on to view the course in Canvas. If you have already logged on to view the course in Canvas OR wish to place a request greater than 1 week after purchase, EIM will allow a one time reschedule of that coursework into any other course at no charge, provided the request is received within 30 days of course purchase. Courses that have previously been rescheduled may not be rescheduled or refunded. After 30 days, online coursework is no longer eligible to be changed. 

*Please note that many credit card companies have an additional 3-5 business day processing time for the refund to reflect on your credit card statement.  


EIM does our best to avoid course cancellation. However, if EIM must cancel a course due to some unforeseen or unavoidable circumstance, we will contact you at the primary email address and phone number you provided at the time of registration. You will be able to select a full refund or full letter of credit to transfer to a new course date within 12 months of the date of the original course. If a course in progress is interrupted by unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, participants will receive credit to take the remainder of the course a later date.  All other expenses such as airfare and hotel accommodations will not be reimbursed by EIM.


The number of contact hours that may be applied toward continuing education (CE) credits are determined on a course-by-course basis. Courses eligible for CEU/CCU credit for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for online courses and courses held in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. In addition, CE approval for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants is sought and pre-approved in the state where onsite courses are being held if pre-approval is required. EIM is also an AOTA accredited provider, and some courses are approved for CEUs for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. AOTA does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Before learners receive a course certificate and an award of CE credit, they must successfully complete all course content and demonstrate learning with a minimum of a “C” on a post course quiz as well as complete a course survey.


Some courses may not be eligible for CE credit. If you have questions pertaining to your individual state requirements, please refer to your state’s licensing authority.  We are happy to provide each registrant with documentation needed to submit for approval to their own licensing board for individual approval. Requests can be submitted to


EIM recognizes that conditions can occur that may necessitate a withdrawal from the Program. EIM will calculate and provide a refund of a portion of the payment on a per credit hour basis for students who must withdraw. The actual refund amount (if any) will equal the total dollar amount of tuition payments made to EIM that exceed the dollar value of the total per credit hour tuition amount for course(s) completed. The total per credit hour tuition amount includes the tuition of course(s) partially completed. EIM’s decision to refund assumes that the student or Partner requesting a refund is current on all outstanding payments. Refunds on fees such as participant’s application fees, programming fees, and materials fees will not be provided.


EIM is an accredited provider in Texas via the TPTA

 This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2201020TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. 

(Activity=any PT/PTA offering, such as a course, conference, seminar…etc.)

States that offer reciprocity with TX:
• Arizona
• Connecticut
• Delaware
• District of Columbia
• Florida
• Georgia
• Hawaii
• Kansas
• Kentucky
• Maryland
• Michigan
• Missouri
• Montana
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Oklahoma
• Oregon
• Pennsylvania
• Rhode Island
• South Dakota
• South Carolina
• Tennessee
• Utah
• Vermont
• Virginia
• Washington
• Wisconsin
• Wyoming

States that do not offer (application needed) reciprocity with TX:
• *California* *EIM has joint approved providership via the PTPN)
• Idaho
• *Illinois* (EIM is an approved provider)
• Louisiana
• Minnesota
• Mississippi
• Nevada
• New Jersey
• New Mexico
• New York
• Ohio
• West Virginia


States that do not pre-approve CE courses/CE activities: The license/learner must take CE courses/content that are in their scope to be awarded CEUs by the state board:
• Colorado
• Indiana
• Iowa
• *Maine* (State does not require licensees to take CE to renew their license.)
• Massachusetts
• Nebraska
• New Hampshire

Appropriate Use and Non-Disclosure Policy

Evidence In Motion, LLC (EIM) will share proprietary information with Learners as part of their educational program that consists of intellectual property, course content and support materials. This policy covers the appropriate use of this content and the non-disclosure terms set forth between the Learner and EIM.

Appropriate Use
Any course materials, including but not limited to:

  • Course descriptions and syllabi
  • Content supplied by EIM, its faculty or representatives for educational purposes including but not limited to:
    • Course materials of a written nature regardless of their means of dissemination. This includes but is not limited to EIM supplied manuals, books, notes or related items.
    • Any audio or visual or combination representations thereof in the course of providing the course, courses or program enumerated in this document, or in the process of providing such educational or motivational content. In addition no one may electronically record by any means, or cause to be recorded by any means, any material presented by EIM or any of its representatives, including live events, in the course of pursuing your educational goals.
    • Any digital access including urls, links, digital files, LMS content or structure, email attachments or any other digital items provided for the purpose of education or motivation
    • Such materials as described in B.1. are considered the property of EIM and are intended for the sole use of you, the student, as certified by signature to this document in your pursuit of the stated educational goal or program.
    • Access, log in information or other credentials are for the sole use by Student. Any disclosure or sharing is strictly prohibited..

Definition of Confidential Information:

  • For purposes of this Policy, “Confidential Information” means any information or material which is proprietary to EIM, whenever and however disclosed, in any manner, whether verbally, electronically, visually, or in written or other tangible form, including, but not limited to: web-based video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, course syllabi, examinations, case studies, lab manuals, and any other information that should reasonably be recognized as confidential information of EIM.
  • Confidential Information need not be novel, unique, patentable, copyrightable or constitute a trade secret in order to be designated Confidential Information.
  • The Learner acknowledges that the Confidential Information is proprietary to EIM, has been developed and obtained through great efforts by EIM, and that EIM regards all of its course material as trade secrets to which the Student is provided limited access in accordance with this document.


Protection of Confidential Information. During the program, EIM will disclose Confidential Information to the Student as part of the educational curriculum. The Student understands and acknowledges that this Confidential Information has been developed or obtained by EIM through the investment of significant time, effort and expense, and that the Confidential Information is a valuable, special and unique asset to EIM used in the delivery of physical therapy education and training, and needs to be protected from improper disclosure. In consideration for the receipt by the Student of the Confidential Information, the Student agrees as follows:

  • No Disclosure. The Learner will hold the Confidential Information in confidence and will not disclose the Confidential Information to any person or entity without the prior written consent of EIM.
  • No Copying/Modifying. The Learner will not copy or modify any Confidential Information without the prior written consent of EIM.
  • Unauthorized Use. The Learner shall notify and advise EIM immediately if the Learner becomes aware of any possible unauthorized reproduction, modification, disclosure or use of the Confidential Information, and will cooperate with EIM in any proceeding against any third parties necessary to protect EIM’s rights with respect to the Confidential Information.


Unauthorized Disclosure of Information. If it appears that the Learner has disclosed, reproduced, or used Confidential Information or share login information or other credentials, in violation of this Policy, EIM shall be entitled to an injunction or other remedies to restrain the Learner from disclosing the Confidential Information in whole or in part in addition Learner may be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to dismissal from the course. 


Limited License to Use. The Learner shall not acquire any intellectual property rights under this Policy except the limited use of Confidential Information for personal professional physical therapy education. The Learner acknowledges that, as between EIM and the Learner, the Confidential Information and all related copyrights and other intellectual property rights, are the property of EIM, even if suggestions, comments, and/or ideas made by the Learner are incorporated into the Confidential Information or related materials.


Term & Termination. The terms and conditions under this Policy shall take effect on the date set forth in the Learner Letter of Agreement with EIM (paragraph A), continue for the duration of the Learner’s program, and remain in effect for three (3) years following graduation or withdrawal from the program.


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