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Continuing Education Courses 2024

The University of Pittsburgh Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program

The PSP Program is a rigorous and competitive post-professional program designed to train and certify physical therapists and chiropractors to be responsible for the front line diagnosis, management and care coordination of patients with spine-related disorders. The program consists of more than 120 hours of instruction delivered in a blended format with approximately 60 hours of online content and four weekend skill-building workshops that will be offered virtually in a synchronous format.


Applications are currently closed


Cohort Dates

Each workshop will be three days in length with the following schedule:

Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:30pm EST
Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm EST

Unit One: Fundamentals of Primary Spine Care

  • April 12-14, 2024
  • Format: Virtual/Online

Unit Two: Applied PSP Management Principles: The Lumbar Spine

  • June 28-30, 2024
  • Format: Virtual/Online

Unit Three: Applied PSP Management Principles: The Cervical Spine

  • September 20-22, 2024
  • Format: Virtual/Online

Unit Four: PSP Clinical Management Principles: Case Analysis, Review, and Certification

  • November 15-17, 2024
  • Format: Live/In-Person


Program Cost

Tuition: $3,800
Participants have the option to pay $950 at the start of each unit in lieu of paying the entire $3,800 upfront.


Contact Us

Contact Michael Timko PT, MS, FAAOMPT at with any questions related to the program.

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