Mentoring

To assist our student members who are embarking on the next stage of their journey, FICS is compiling a list of doctors that students can contact to develop these relationships, assist with questions, or point them in the right direction.

Going from University straight into the professional working world can come as quite a shock. Students might have thought the learning stopped after sitting their last university exam but in reality, we all know how hard it is to take that first step into the world outside of University. This is when the real learning starts.

Mentoring can be very rewarding.

Some of the challenges which Sports Chiropractic Students face is connecting with practicing doctors and working their way through the minefields. Some of the common questions about licensing, laws, and practice in countries they may not be from and how they can get valuable experience working with athletes, all comes from becoming connected with an experienced hand who has been there and knows the ropes.

FICS is seeking Members who are happy to mentor students

Students and new graduates are looking for ways to find jobs, mentors, and preceptor opportunities abroad.   To assist our student members who are embarking on the next stage of their journey, FICS is compiling a list of doctors that students can contact to develop these relationships, assist with questions, or point them in the right direction.

If you are interested in assisting, please fill out the form below.  It will be distributed via email and listed online for viewing.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the FICS Student Commission members.
Gillian Johnston, [email protected]
Carly Zuehlke, [email protected]

All assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you

Misrepresentation of the FICS Name for Financial Gain

ALERT: organisation offering massage courses to individuals in middle eastern countries

It has been brought to our attention that there is an organisation offering massage courses to individuals in middle eastern countries with the belief that they will be able to receive a FICS certification on completion of the course.

This misuse of the FICS logo and brand is unethical and is used by the organisation claiming to be aligned with FICS to make a financial gain through deception.

We have addressed this through communication with the organisations in question and hopefully they will cease deceiving their course attendees.

FICS does everything it can to protect its members. Unfortunately we cannot control the actions of unscrupulous business across the globe.

Anyone attending a course where the organisers purport to be aligned with FICS or suggest that you will gain a certification that is accredited by FICS and you are not registering either through FICS or a National Chiropractic Sports Council then we suggest you do the following.

  • Firstly check the FICS web site to see if the organisation is a partner or a member of FICS.
  • Secondly, ask the course holder for the contact details for the FICS Regional Representative for the country you are attending the course.

If they are not a partner/member and are unable to provide these details it would indicate that they are not an FICS representative.

If you are still unsure then use the Contact Us on the FICS web site and provide as much information as possible so we can investigate the issue.

World Olympic Scholarship

To date, a number of Olympians have graduated and now are seeing patients including athletes and Olympians. Meet a couple of our current scholarship holders.

Meet Catalina Escobar Gomez! She is an Olympian Gymnast from Columbia and in her sixth trimester at Texas Chiropractic College. Hear from her about her amazing journey from the Olympics to becoming a world class doctor of chiropractic through FICS World Olympian Scholarship Program.

MeetMelissa Tancredi, a 3-time Olympian and 2-time bronze medalist during her 15-year soccer career, shares her journey about becoming a doctor of chiropractic medicine and explains what it takes to continue to strive on and off the field while juggling academics to become a health practitioner.

2019 Student Scholarships

FICS, the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic, is pleased to announce four $1,000…

CONGRATULATIONS to the following four recipients of the 2019 FICS Student Scholarship Award!

This scholarship is designed to reward exceptional students with financial assistance and provide them the ability to widen their networks within the Sports Chiropractic profession. The quality of applications received this year were of a very high standard, so they are to be congratulated on having achieved this award!

Please join us in congratulating Henry Jackson, Andrew Parks, Kelsi Holz and Shantai Watson. Click through to read more

CONGRATULATIONS!!
This year’s scholarships have been sponsored by Logan UniversityDynamic TapeStandard Process Inc., and Life University.

Applications for the 2020 Awards will open in September 2020

FICS, the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic, is pleased to announce four $1,000 USD sponsorship for chiropractic students. Recipients of this award will be appointed to be a member of a FICS commission to allow them to widen their networks and further develop their interest in Sports Chiropractic. This program is proudly sponsored by our  Presenting, Platinum and Gold Level sponsors in support of the development of the future leaders in the sports chiropractic profession.

RCCSS (C) President

The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C)) would like to announce and welcome…

January 2018: 

In January 2018, The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) (RCCSS(C)) announced and welcomed Dr. Scott Howitt as their newly elected President. Dr. Howitt has held numerous positions on the board of the RCCSS(C) over the last 12 years and is excited to transition into the leadership position of President. Read more.