The purpose of this course is to prepare residents and advanced clinicians for taking the Neurologic Certified Specialist Exam. The course covers the most current up-to-date information as outlined by the APTA Neurology Section’s Resource List; in addition to online videos, lectures, and practice tests.  


This course is based off a 12 week model, although students have the ability to spread this course over the course of 4-6 months. The course begins with a 50 question sample test to inform the student on their current areas of strengths and weaknesses. Each week involves an online video, multiple lectures, and sample test questions that will help prepare the candidate for taking the Neurologic Certified Specialist Exam. This course finishes with a 100 question practice test and again allowing the student to measure their current areas of strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the NCS Exam.

Basic Course Setup:

  • 50 Question Pre-test
  • Weekly sections (12) will include:
    • Reference Guide as pre-reading
    • 20-30 minute Online Videos with references and 10-12 post-video questions
    • 2-3 Online Lectures as PPTs for home review
    • Online links for references
    • Review Coursework and additional study material
  • 100 Question Post-test

Target Audience: Intermediate level course open to licensed physical therapists.

Credits: The NCS Test Prep Course is approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 40 continuing competence units (CCUs). Accredited Provider #2201020 (It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact their state board and inquire if reciprocity with Texas is accepted or submit for CEU approval individually in their state.  EIM will provide documentation needed upon request.)

Program Applicability: Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency (NR 501; 1.33 credits)

Prerequisites: None


  1. Foundational Sciences
  • Neuroanatomy Reviewed
  • Cranial Nerves
  • The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Motor Control
  • Neuroplasticity and Current Research
  • The Neurologic Evaluation
  1. Mechanics
  • Gait Analysis
  • Orthotics
  • Locomotor Training
  • Musculoskeletal Management
  1. Clinical Science by Diagnosis
  • Stroke Rehab
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Rehab
  • Parkinson’s Disease (and idiopathic) Rehab
  • Motor Neuron Dysfunctions: MS, ALS, PPS Rehab
  • Peripheral Nervous System: GBS/CIDP, Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pediatrics (Cerebral Palsy, Adolescent BI) Rehab
  • Movement Disorders (Ataxia, MD, Huntington’s), Cerebellar Dysfunction
  • Pharmacology and Outcomes Measures will be included with each diagnosis
  1. Vestibular and Balance
  • The Vestibular System
  • Balance/Visual/Somatosensory Impairments
  • Cognition/Cogmotor Therapy
  1. Behavioral Sciences and Additional
  • Communication, Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Decision Making
  • Statistics and Research Design


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