Academy Membership

Rehab Learning Center · June 9, 2020

Rehab Learning Center


Academy Learning Center

Academy Membership Highlights:


Why Rehab Learning Academy
Tissue Injury & Healing
Physical Stress Theory & Envelope of Function
Biomechanical Concepts
Bioenergetics (Energy Systems)
Clinical Reasoning & Mentoring
On Field & Clinical Examination
On-Field & Clinical Treatment
Return to Sport Determination
Multiple Case Applications


Sorry you missed us for enrollment in 2021.

Check back in November for enrollment for 2022.


Rehab Learning Center’s Academy membership is an interactive educational online learning platform with an end goal of examining and rehabilitating an injured athlete from the moment of injury to returning back to sport. This mentorship platform utilizes both asynchronous (independent) and synchronous (in-person online) learning strategies, as well as individual and team-based learning in which we cover multiple topics as outlined below. It is the mission of Rehab Learning Center to embrace a group of like-minded individuals willing to push each other to grow. Check out the details of the program below and complete the sign-up.
We believe learning from multiple perspectives enriches the entire learning experience. We love the following quote:

“In Life, It’s Not Where You Go, It’s Who You Travel With.” –  Charles Schulz

The general outline of academy membership includes asynchronous lecture(s) early in the week followed by a private group zoom meeting at the end of the week. Additionally, there is a private group page on where additional information will be shared, including exercise videos and discussions for anyone wanting to participate.

It is our goal to keep this low key learning that will help us all become better rehabilitation clinicians. If you want more information prior to signing up, check out the video and the FAQ section.

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Academy Membership Curriculum: 

  • January through November:
    • Instructional strategies:
      • Multi-modal methods with emphasis on in-person synchronous implementation of pre-meeting material (asynchronous lectures/reading, etc), case presentation & application, blended approaches, community education on Zoom meetings, & discussion boards. The discussion board will also present various exercises, exams and treatment strategies with questions and reasoning for their use. Guest appearances from individuals working at various levels of athletic rehabilitation and training.
    • Content:
      • Foundational concepts of rehabilitation, including, but not limited to: tissue injury & healing, physical stress theory, envelope of function, & biomechanics as related to examination and treatment. The modules then progress to energy systems, clinical reasoning, differences in on-field and clinical examination, communication (with patients, colleagues, etc.) motivational interviewing, on-field and clinical treatment principles, assessment of joint motion and muscle performance (e.g. dynamometry, 1RM testing), assessment of biological, psychological and social determinants, orthopedic and sport-related functional tests and measures (e.g. hop tests, anaerobic clinical tests).
      • Sports examination and treatment-these sessions will build on previous sessions with an emphasis on athlete examination and treatment from time of injury until discharge (whether it be successful return to sport or otherwise), strength and conditioning principles and integration, rehabilitation and progression principles, treatment adjuncts, athlete recovery, athlete monitoring and autoregulation.
      • Several comprehensive & interactive cases where academy members utilize previously covered material to make examination, treatment and return to sport decisions on various athlete presentations.
      • Advice on resume building, interviewing for residencies and jobs, and much more.
      • Option for member presentations.

Time commitment: Asynchronous lectures average approximately 2.5 to 3 hours/ month. Voluntary Zoom meetings to integrate content & to hear from various sports medicine and other industry expert guests.

Frequently Asked Questions For Academy Members

This academy membership is an online learning platform that uses both synchronous (live, in-person) and asynchronous (not live, watch on your own time), as well as independent and team-based learning strategies. The mission of Rehab Learning Center is one of constant learning and improvement. We believe in a couple of famous quotes:

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” Abigail Adams

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

We have designed this program to be a friendly yet challenging learning platform that you will travel along with like-minded individuals, all intending to be the best they can be.

There are many objectives of the academy membership. Ultimately, we want to surround ourselves with like-minded individuals that will push each other in a collegial and non-threatening way to improve for the betterment of those we care for.

The final objective is for you to be able to synthesize and make critical decisions on an injured athlete, from the moment they are injured until they return to their sport. In order to accomplish this goal, we present complex cases that build throughout the academy with the final objective to return that athlete back to their sport via decisions you make in the presented cases.

RLC Academy is intended for highly motivated, passionate and driven clinicians and students wanting to continue to challenge themselves and grow. This is not an alternative or substitute for college or university programs/residencies, EMR courses, etc; rather a supplement. While the last modules focus strongly on orthopedics and sports medicine, the first modules are applicable to other domains as well.

We believe this program has applicability to multiple rehabilitation professions (e.g. athletic training, physiotherapy, medicine, chiropractic, occupational therapy, strength and conditioning, fitness profession)

11 months. It runs from January through November

The first sessions consist of concepts including tissue injury & healing, basic biomechanical concepts, bioenergetics, clinical reasoning, and mentoring. The following sessions build on details of the examination of an injured athlete (both at the event and in the clinic), muscle performance assessments, return to sport assessments, and strength and conditioning and rehabilitation integration. The final sessions focus on completing previously introduced interactive cases, participant presentations, guest speakers who are working in sports medicine and advice on interviews for residencies and employment.

There will be lectures to view and/or articles to read that could require anywhere from 2-4 hours/month. Every week to every other week voluntary Zoom meetings will utilizes an interactive learning strategy to cover that week’s material and/or a hear from a guest speaker of someone working in athletic rehabilitation and conditioning.

We appreciate that life is busy, and things come up. We do not require participation. We, of course, strongly encourage taking full advantage of all the material that is offered to get the most out of the program. If you want to receive continuing education credit you will need to complete the entire program, including quizzes.

Although Rehab Learning Center is a National Athletic Trainer’s Association Approved Provider, BOC AP# P10231, we have not sought NATA or APTA (or another other body) continuing education credit approval. We have had our continuing education courses approved by various states in the USA. The content in the course modules should be enough information for you to submit for APTA approval if you wish.

Yes. Email a copy of your current student ID to support@rehablearningc

We appreciate and understand this request. We expect word of mouth advertising to be powerful from those enrolled in the program. We truly believe this program is unique and packed with great content.

Enrollment closes January 31, 2021 10 pm (EST).

If you have even the slightest interest, we believe it would be worth your time to check the academy out and take the free lessons. You will need to sign up to Rehab Learning Center to view these free lessons.

One of the many purposes of Rehab Learning Center Academy is to help grow the professions working with patients. We have benefitted from great mentoring to get where we are today. This program and the very low price are part of our paying it forward, so to speak. Additionally, in the final lessons we provide the opportunity for any academy member to present. This could be a presentation you are doing for a meeting, for your clinical rotation, for an Inservice, etc. It could be a ‘test drive’ for your real purpose of putting the presentation together. It simply could be an opportunity to get more practice doing a presentation in a ‘safe’ environment.

Doing a presentation is NOT a requirement to complete the academy. We simply offer it and other ‘perks’ (to be disclosed to members) as a reward for those working so hard and staying with the program.

Great question. There is no specific ‘type’ of individual. We are looking for passionate, driven, hard-working individuals who are willing to challenge themselves and grow in their knowledge. We believe it will be important for all individuals participating in RLC Academy to be compassionate, willing to challenge their assumptions and be willing to work and contribute to team learning. We wish for everyone to grow as a result of our collaborative learning environment.

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