Propose a Course

Teach your existing course or develop a new course through the Academy!

Advancing Patient Care Through the Expansion of Specialized Training & Education

The Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (APTA Pelvic Health) is committed to promoting quality education for physical therapy professionals. Do you need help developing a course? Do you have an already developed course that you want to teach through the Academy? Submit your proposal for a live webinar course, on-demand online course or an in-person regional course! We are now accepting course proposals for 2020 and 2021. 

Types of courses you can submit:

  • Live In-Person Course – 1-4 day course scheduled by the Academy and hosted by a facility in a selected city. Author physically travels to the host facility to teach the course. The Academy will approve a maximum of 4 in-person courses per year (1 per quarter to be scheduled during the calendar year or following year).
  • Live Webinar Course – 1 hr-24+ hr course scheduled by the Academy based on the author’s available dates, can be instructed by the author from anywhere as long as the author has a computer and a stable internet connection with a microphone and webcam. The Academy has no limitations to the number of webinar courses it will review/approve per year.
  • On-Demand Online Course – 1 hr-24+ hr course pre-recorded by the author or the Academy and offered in the Online Store for on-demand access. The Academy has no limitations to the number of online courses it will review/approve per year.

Copyright and Confidentiality
This course be will sponsored by Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, with recognition that the Author owns all copyrights and other intellectual property of the course materials (including the course proposal submission). The Author of the course proposal and his/her course content retains sole rights to teach and advertise the course within and outside of the Academy at will, including reposting of Academy course advertising materials about the course on social media to boost registration for this course. Each Education Review Committee member in charge of reviewing course proposals and course content has signed the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Confidentiality Agreement that protects the Author’s course content from being shared outside of the committee or copied for resale use without permission.   

Receive Mentorship

Our Course Education Review Committee reviews all applications and provides mentorship in the development or improvement of your course. The Course Review team is composed of experienced and knowledgeable academicians and Physical Therapists who regularly teach or have extensive past teaching experience. All feedback and course improvement recommendations are geared to help you succeed and offer the best version of your course.

Establish Presence

Whether you are new to physical therapy academia world or already regularly teach, teaching through the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy expands your exposure as an expert in your topic area. The Academy promotes its courses on the website (7K-12K website visitors per month), through its Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy (3,500+ subscribers), its social media channels (13,000 followers) and email (5,500+ contacts). 

Increase Education Access

By offering a course through the Academy, you are helping physical therapy professionals gain new knowledge and skills to better serve their patients. Physical therapy professionals can then provide specialized patient care resulting in patients having access to more options and the right physicla therapy professionals who have special training to address their needs.

The 5-Stage Process

To Get Your Course Up & Running

Stage 1

Stage 1 | Initial Submission

Author finalizes and submits a course proposal to the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. 

Copyright and Confidentiality
This course will sponsored by Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, with recognition that the Author owns all copyrights and other intellectual property of the course materials (including the course proposal submission). The Author of the course proposal and his/her course content retains sole rights to teach and advertise the course within and outside of the Academy at will, including reposting of Academy course advertising materials about the course on social media to boost registration for this course. Each Education Review Committee member in charge of reviewing course proposals and course content has signed the Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Confidentiality Agreement that protects the Author’s course content from being shared outside of the committee or copied for resale use without permission.   

Stage 2

Stage 2 | Review Process Commences

The Education Review Committee, comprised of content experts in pelvic and abdominal health physical therapists, will examine the course proposal for evidence-based information and alignment with the Academy’s goals, mission and strategic plan. Below is a list of review timelines we anticipate based on the amount of course content you submit for review. At times, the Academy may receive multiple course proposals at the same time that may require additional time to review. If additional time will be required, the Academy will notify the author accordingly. 

  • < 2 hour course: 1-2 Week Review
  • 2-4 hour course: 2-3 Week Review
  • 5-7 hour course: 3-4 Week Review
  • 8-10 hour course: 4-5 Week Review
  • 11-16 hour course: 5-6 Week Review
  • 16-19 hour course: 6-7 Week Review
  • 20-23 hour course: 7-8 Week Review
  • 24+ hour course: 8-9 Week Review
Stage 3

Stage 3 | Author Receives Results

The author receives results.  If the author passes the initial review round, the author can proceed to Stage 4. If the course proposal does not pass, the author will receive a notice to revise their proposal and/or course content following the respective time frames listed above (i.e. <2 hour course, submit revisions within 1-2 weeks) and author returns to Stage 2 (see above). To request an extension, the author can contact Aika Barzhaxynova at aika@aptapelvichealth.org. Our team is here to help you succeed and all recommendations and feedback are meant to improve your course and reinforce it with evidence.

Stage 4

Stage 4 | Author Contract & Course Launch

Please see your respective instructions below depending the type of course proposal you submitted.

Live In-Person Courses

  • Contract between the Academy and author is established and mutually signed
  • Contract between the Host Facility and the Academy is established and mutually signed
  • Academy uploads all course materials into the Academy Learning Center and the website
  • Academy opens course registration on the website and provides customer service
  • Academy launches a marketing campaign to promote the course and drive registrations
  • Academy invite the author to participate in special discount promotions
  • Academy assesses participants via Exam/Quiz and distributes certificates, retains participant records for up to 3 years

Webinar Courses (Live Online) and On-Demand Online Courses (Pre-Recorded Online)

  • Contract between the Academy and author is established and mutually signed
  • Academy uploads all course materials into the Academy Learning Center and the website
  • Academy schedules the course (if offered live in webinar format) with respect to the author’s availabilities
  • Academy opens course registration on the website and provides customer service
  • Academy launches a marketing campaign to promote the course and drive registrations
  • Academy invites the author to participate in special discount promotions
  • Academy assesses participants via Exam/Quiz and distributes certificates, retains participant records for up to 3 years
Stage 5

Step 5 | Profit Share Distribution

Academy provides profit share remuneration based on the Author Contract agreement and remits owed payment based on the following deadlines accompanied by a revenue/expense breakdown. The Academy applies its earned revenue from the course to cover Academy expenses in facilitating, promoting and administering the course.

  • Live In-Person Course: Within 45 days after the conclusion of the course
  • Live Online Webinar Course: Within 45 days after the conclusion of the course
  • On-Demand Online Course (Pre-Recorded): On a quarterly basis
Evidence Update

Evidence Update (Every 3 Years)

At the 2 year mark of the course being offered, the author will receive a reminder notice to review and revise course content to reflect the latest evidence and references prior to submitting the course for review again. The Evidence Update Review will take a shorter time than the initial course proposal submission. Revised course content will be uploaded at the 3-year mark.

Submit a Course Proposal

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