Education

International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) program

Accredited Sports Chiropractic Schools

In order to undertake the International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) with FICS you are required to be a graduate of an accredited chiropractic program or be in your final year of study.

What is the ICSC Program

CSIT World Games, 2017 Riga, Latvia

The International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic (ICSC) program produces a well-rounded individual chiropractor that is qualified to work at sporting events throughout the world. Furthermore, it is the minimum qualification required to be part of a FICS chiropractic delegation at regional sporting events, international events such as the regional and world championships, the World Games, or the Olympic Games.

There are three parts that need to be completed to achieve the ICSC accreditation.
– Complete the Upper and Lower Limb hands on seminars
– Complete the els online learning – 10 learning modules
– Complete your clinical in field experience.

Where and When is ICSC program

The ICSC program is a postgraduate certification program that is a combination of self-directed distance learning via an electronic learning system (eLS) and two-weekend seminars (hand-on modules). Members can sign up to the eLS anytime and undertake this in their own time. The faculty for the seminars consists of internationally prominent sports chiropractors with extensive experience in treating athletes at international sporting events. FICS facilitate on average 10 seminars a year in partnership with the NCSC’s in as many different locations around the world as possible..

I already have a degree, who needs this ICSC?

One of FICS primary objectives is promoting excellence in postgraduate education and practice in sports chiropractic worldwide, in part through the development of postgraduate sports chiropractic programs. FICS’s aim is to set an appropriate minimum standard in theoretical and practical sports chiropractic education for chiropractors wanting to develop special competence in the field of sports chiropractic and to be qualified to serve on FICS teams, at international sporting events.

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FICS Team – CSIT World Games 2019 – Every athlete deserves access to sport chiropractic.

It is mandatory to have an ICSC and be a member of FICS, to be selected for a FICS team appointed to an international event. This is necessary to assure the games organizers and the athletes that all doctors on the team are properly qualified and experienced, and to promote the professionalism and future of sports chiropractic. This is what differentiates FICS members from other attending professionals.

How much does it cost?

Full details of the price of this course are outlined in section 6 of the ICSC Program Manual. The ICSC accreditation is your link to having the chance to work at some outstanding International Games which may include the Olympics. Payment plans details in ICSC Program Manual

What about Advanced Standing?

Those members who hold a postdoctoral sports-specific chiropractic accreditation are considered for expedite certification. You are not required to complete any further ICSC modules other than the ones listed below, however, you are welcome to register for more training as part of your own professional development.  More information can be found in the ICSC information manual. If you are not sure about your degree and what you need to complete to expedite to the ICSC, as part of the validation of your credentials please send a copy of your degree/accreditation, along with your transcript to [email protected] and we will assist you with the requirements you need to complete.

Full details of postdoctoral certification which are accepted to expedite to the ICSC can be located in the ICSC Program Manual information

Why should I do this ICSC Certificate?

Your time as a volunteer at games has many rewards:

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FICS Sports Chiroprtaic Team at the World Games

Comradery, experience with multisport injuries, working at International games with International athletes, generosity, gratitude from athletes and event organizers, networking with other professions working at games. The friendships and networks you make with athletes, sports chiropractors from around the world are priceless.

You join a truly worldwide movement and are spreading the benefits of sports chiropractic to even more corners of the world, showing the role which, we play in supporting athletes.

Not a FICS Member?

**For Non-members we encourage you to register with your local NCSC or register with FICS as an individual member.  FICS membership cost as an individual is USD 125.00 annually. If you join an NCSC, this includes your FICS membership cost.

How do I start?

There is no particular order you need to undertake the requirements in. Register for the els module via the e-learning portal below.
Register for the seminars to start your hands-on modules.
Download the clinical experience spreadsheet and start gathering your clinic experience hours, or you can choose to get a letter from the team you are working with or a case study. Reg the ICSC Program Manual for further information.

Upper & Lower Extremity Hands-on: Refer to the hands-on seminar tab for locations or email [email protected] for a seminar near you. Gaining Continual Professional Development points for the ICSC modules which you have just completed depends on your ability/success in filing for CPD/CEU’s in your Country/Province/State.

Contact Us: email [email protected]
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