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.

Information About the ICSC Program

The below information will provide you with the foundation information about the program and what is involved.  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, or teams selected with assistance from FICS, at international events.

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.

It is mandatory to have an ICSC and be a member of FICS to be selected for a FICS team. 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.

This ICSC program is a postgraduate certification program that is a combination of distance learning via an electronic learning system (eLS) and two-weekend seminars (hand-on modules). The faculty for the seminars consists of internationally prominent sports chiropractors with extensive experience in treating athletes at international sporting events.

ICSC e-Learning & other courses

To view the courses available and register for the ICSC eLS modules, use the register here button below to take you to the eLS registration portal.  When you access the eLS portal through www.ficsport.org you will be presented with a login/registration page. Please register yourself in the system so you are identified in the database. You will then be able to purchase any of the ICSC course, online modules.

Once you have purchased a course, please allow up to 48 business hours to receive your login details.  FICS is currently in the process of migrating all the ICSC eLS modules to the FICS environment and once this is done we will be able to automate the process and make this faster for our members to gain access. We appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our services.

Once you have registered and paid for the course you will receive an e-mail with the web address for the eLS, a login, and password within 48 business hours at which time you will be able to start the course.

  • FICS Members – Online Portion (eLS) Fee only: USD 2500.00
  • Non-Members Online Portion (eLS) Fee only: **Non-FICS Member USD 3500.00
  • Student payment plans can be located in the ICSC course information (Page 16) Click below.

Student payment plan – page 16 of ICSC Information Manual

**For Non-members we encourage you to register with your local NCSC or register with FICS as an individual member.  FICS membership cost if joining through an NCSC is USD 30.00 annually and if joining FICS as an individual is USD 125.00 annually.

Upper & Lower Extremity Hands-on: Additional cost, based on course location. Please refer to the hands-on seminar tab for locations or email admin@ficsport.org for a seminar near you.

Student grading administrative fee and Diploma Certificate: USD 199.00
If you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. Email admin@ficsport.org

Education Credits
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.

Why was there a price increase from 1 October 2019 for FICS Members?
The price increase was representative of the newly designed program and lends itself to the improved quality and current information in the ICSC program. FICS has made efforts to keep our costs at an affordable rate while limiting annual increases. It is not uncommon to see tuition costs increase at rates of 2%-10% per year (https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/10/25/tuition-and-fees-still-rising-faster-aid-college-board-report-shows). FICS had not increased the price of the e-learning courses since 2010 and this 25% increase falls in that lower range (2.5% per year). FICS wants to provide the highest quality and most current sports chiropractic information to our members and train high-quality doctors.

Do I need a textbook?
The required textbook for the eLS is no longer required. All the updated information is built into the current online learning on the ICSC eLS site.

If you want to become a member of FICS so that I can attend the seminars at a reduced fee where can I find more information on this?  Go to our Membership page for more information on how to become a member of FICS.  Consider joining your local NCSC. You can also join FICS as an individual member for $125 USD. Download application from the website or email admin@ficsport.org.

Note: All amounts will be processed in USD Dollars equivalence based on the day’s exchange rate of the day. FICS is not responsible for international or bank fees charged to your account as a result of these transactions.

For more information about transferring to the new education program, email FICS administrative office: admin@ficsport.org. We will undertake an individual assessment of where you are up to and let you know what is needed to complete.

Do I need an ICSC to participate on a FICS sports chiropractic team at an international event? Yes, From 31 March 2020, you need to have an ICSC and be a member of FICS to be selected for a FICS team. 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.