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2014 FICS Student Scholarships
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ICCSP Seminars
The new On-Line ICCSP educational program now accepting enrolment (click here)


FICS reserves the right to cancel/postpone any/all seminar(s) due to unforeseen circumstances.

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ICCSP Hands-on Modules 
 

1. Wolfsburg, Germany - September 26 - 28, 2014 - Lower Extremity Hands On Module.
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ICCSP. Previously named ICSSD. See notice on name change here     ICCSP Certificate Application 
 

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ICCSP 

What is an ICCSP?
Eligibility 
Those without a Post Graduate qualification
Those with a CCSP
Those with a DACBSP, RCCSS(C) or qualifying Masters Degree
On-Line ICCSP (eLS) 
Module 1- Lower Extremities
Module 2 - Upper Extremities

Education Credits

Frequently asked question

Fees
ICCSP Certificate Application

ICCSP
Previously named ICSSD. See notice on name change here

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 official FICS international events.

One of FICS primary objectives is promoting high standards of education and practice in sports chiropractic worldwide, in part through the development of postgraduate sports chiropractic programs.

The Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner (ICCSP) program produces a well-rounded individual chiropractor who 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 international event such as the Olympic and World Games.


What is an ICCSP?


The International Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner certificate is a postgraduate program of 2 weekend seminars combined with distance learning. The faculty of the seminars are recognized International sports Chiropractors with vast experience in treating athletes at international sporting events.

For those who already have a postgraduate sports chiropractic qualification (e.g. CCSP or DACBSP in the US, or RCCSS in Canada) these degrees qualify for advance standing in the ICCSP through recognition of prior learning. For more information please see below.


Eligibilty:

To participate in the eLS and/or in any of the hands-on seminars, you must;

1. Be a qualified chiropractor from an CCEI recognized accredited school. For the list of acceptable accredited institutions, click on the appropriate link below.
Australia, New Zealand and Asia
Canada
Europe and South Africa
USA
2. Undergraduate
students in their final year can complete ONE hands-on seminar and the eLS. The second hands-on seminar and the practical   
    experience must be taken after graduation.
3. All requirements must be completed (in no particular order) within 3 years from the date of enrolment. Chiropractors who have completed all the ICCSP requirements but having taken some of the ICCSP components  before 2009 may still apply for an exemption from the 3 year rule if all other eligibility criteria are met (i.e. valid CPR, out-of-clinic experience, etc)
.

In summary, the requirements for an ICCSP are:

Those without a Post Graduate qualification:

  1. Complete the FICS online education program (eLS).
  2. Complete module 1 and 2 (both hands-on seminars)

  3. Proof of professional experience:
    Demonstrate practical
    out-of-clinic experience by documenting at least 50 different athletic injuries and treatments outside your clinic. Or provide a letter in English from a team coach/administrator confirming that you are their team chiropractor for at least one full season. Or write minimum a case study with relevance to sports chiropractic published in a peer reviewed journal or a poster presentation either at one of FICS Symposia or at an international sports science conference (with a peer review process).

  4. Verify current certification in CPR or equivalent credentials in emergency procedures - not more than 2 years old.

  5. Verify current chiropractic licence

  6. Payment of final administration cost 

 

Those with a CCSP:

Note: No eLS online education required.

1.   Complete one module (either lower or upper extremity hands-on module)

2.   Proof of professional experience:

     Demonstrate practical out-of-clinic experience by documenting at least 50 different athletic injuries and treatments outside your clinic. Or provide a letter in English from a team coach/administrator confirming that you are their team chiropractor for at least one full season. Or write minimum a case study with relevance to
sports chiropractic published in a peer reviewed journal or a poster presentation either at one of FICS  Symposia or at an international sports science conference (with a peer review process).
 
3.   Verify current certification in CPR or equivalent credentials in emergency procedures - not more than 2 years old.
4.   Verify current chiropractic licence.

5.   Verify CCSP qualifications.
6.   Payment of final administration cost.

 

Those with a DACBSP or RCCSS(C) or qualifying Masters Degree.

Note: No eLS online education required.

 1. Proof of professional experience
     Demonstrate practical out-of-clinic experience by documenting at least 50 different athletic  injuries and treatments outside your clinic. Or provide a letter in English from a team  coach/administrator confirming that you are their team chiropractor for at least one full season.
     
Or write minimum a case study with relevance to sports chiropractic published in a peer reviewed journal or a poster presentation either at one of FICS Symposia or at an international sports science conference (with a peer review process). 

2. Verify current certification in CPR or equivalent credentials in emergency procedures- not more than 2 years.

3. Verify current chiropractic licence.
4. Verify postgraduate sports chiropractic qualifications

 

On-Line ICCSP (eLS)
Note: If you have an approved advanced standing due to Masters Degree, DACBSP, RCCSS(C), etc. the eLS is not required but the student closure fee is still required.

If
  you intend to enrol for the on-line program, it is suggested that you plan ahead and order the required textbook, Hyde & Gengenbach "Conservative Management of Sports Injuries Text, 2nd edition". This textbook can be ordered through Amazon, Jones & Bartlett, Barnes & Noble, among others.

The eLS consists of four sections with atotal of 25 chapters. After most of the chapters, you will be required to pass the chapter quiz. Each chapter quiz must be passed in order to qualify to take the sectional exams. each sectional exam must be passed in order to successfully complete this portion of the ICCSP.

To enrol please click here

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Module 1 - Lower Extremities

A 25 hours lecture and hands-on program which covers common sports injuries of the lower extremities, pelvis and low back including treatment and soft tissue considerations, taping and rehabilitation.

(Click here for upcoming modules)

 

 


Module 2 - Upper Extremities
A 25 hours lecture and hands-on program which covers common head injuries and concussion as well as sports injuries of the upper extremities, thoracic and neck including treatment and soft tissue considerations, taping, rehabilitation and return to play guidelines.

(Click here for upcoming modules)

 

Fees:

Online Portion (eLS): USD$ 2000.00.

Upper Extremity Hands-on: Additional cost and pending on the location

Lower Extremity Hands-on: Additional cost and pending on the location

Student Account Closure/Administrative fee: US$ 199.00.
Note: All amounts will be processed in Canadian Dollar equivalence based on the day's USD/CAD exchange rate. FICS is not responsible for international or bank fees charged to your account as a result of these transactions.

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Education Credits: Please refer to your local association as FICS has no jurisdiction over issuance of credits

 

Frequently asked questions regarding the ICCSP Program


Do I need an ICCSP to participate on a FICS sports chiropractic team at an international event?


Yes, you need to have an ICCSP 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.
 

My current chiropractic qualification is a MSc as part of my chiropractic education. Will this Masters degree that give me an advanced standing for an ICCSP?
No, the Masters degree is meant to be different from and in addition to the one you received as part of your chiropractic qualification.
 

I would like to know how I can convert my CCSP/DACBSP/FCCSS (Canada)/Masters Degree etc. to an ICCSP. How do I do this?
You can find this information under ‘Education’.
If you have any questions on whether your postgraduate Masters degree is acceptable please contact FICS: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

I am a chiropractor from an unaccredited school. Can I obtain the ICCSP?
Only graduates from accredited schools can enter our program and obtain the ICCSP. Schools that are candidates pending accreditation cannot enter our program either.
 

I am not a chiropractor. Can I attend your seminars (without getting the certificate)?
Unfortunately you have to be a licensed chiropractor or a final year chiropractic student from an accredited chiropractic school to participate at our hands-on seminars.
 

I would like to start on getting my ICCSP. Where can I apply and register for the eLS?
To enter the ICCSP program please contact FICS: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .
You can register directly for the eLS by clicking here. Also note the schedule for the required hands-on seminars.
 

To finish the ICCSP when does the online portion need to be completed by?
We require the full program (including the eLS) to be complete within three years. The on-line portion (eLS) can take approximately 80 hours including reading the required text, answering the quizzes and the 4 sectional exams. Please note that is an estimate as other factors such as time invested can impact on the completion time.
 

Why must the ICCSP be completed within three years?
It is essential that our students receive contemporary knowledge on volatile information such as knowledge on traumatic brain injuries, etc. which is why the educational program needs to be finished within three years. Besides the rather few requirements needed to obtain the ICCSP the three years gives you plenty of time to finish the education program.
 

How do most chiropractors complete an ICCSP?
There is no right way of completing the ICCSP and you may chose which ever order you find best. It is common that the completion of ICCSP may take up to three years.
 

Where can I find information on the coming ICCSP hands-on seminars?
Details regarding the coming hands-on seminars can be found on our homepage as soon as we have the information.
 

How much does each seminar cost?
The seminar fees vary depending on the location. If you become a member of FICS you can enrol our seminars at a reduced fee.
 

I 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?
Please go to our “Membership” webpage for more information on how to become a member of FICS.
 

Is there a way I can prepare for the two hand-on seminars? For example, does the eLS cover seminar material?
The required textbook for the eLS and the eLS material provide useful material for the didactic portion of the topics discussed at our seminars although the seminars are primarily hands on and designed to develop practical skills.
If you have covered the eLS at home you will be more prepared. However, the eLS does direct you to specific chapters in the required text book to prepare you for the seminars. We highly recommend addressing these specific chapters before attending.
 

I have paid for attending one of the seminars, but I have to leave early before the seminar finishes. Can I still get my certificate?
Only participants that have completed the whole seminar will receive a certificate. You therefore have to be there from start to finish in order to get your certificate. If this is not possible you will have to take the same seminar at another time to get your certificate towards your ICCSP. Please note that the full program has to be completed within three years.

 



FICS Student Scholarships:
 
FICS wishes to thank its four below named Presenting Sponsors for generously sponsoring Student Scholarships. Click on the logos to learn more about these sponsors and their products and services.

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Foot Levelers    
Foot Levelers, Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia, is the world’s exclusive provider of custom-made Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers and other therapeutic products that have served the chiroprac¬tic profession for more than 57 years. Foot Levelers’ products have helped millions of people enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or at play. When the foot hits the ground, EVERYTHING CHANGES.

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Logan College    
Founded in 1935 and marking it 75th Diamond Anniver¬sary this year, Logan College of Chiropractic of Chesterfield, Missouri, is one of the largest chiropractic colleges in North America with approximately 1,100 students. The college has one of the lowest tuition rates among chiropractic colleges and offers its students a demanding curriculum, taught by highly qualified faculty, and state-of-the-art educational and learning facilities.

Logan’s Master of Science degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, accredited by the Higher Learning Commis¬sion of North Central, offers students numerous opportuni¬ties to participate in multidisciplinary clinical settings with professional, collegiate and high school sports teams. In ad¬dition, the state-of-the-art BIOFREEZE® Sports & Rehabili¬tation Center, under the direction of nationally-known sports chiropractor Laney Nelson, DC, DACBSP, is located on the Logan campus and is specifically designed to treat athletic injuries.

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Since its founding in 1974, the mission of Life University is to empower each student with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment based on a vitalistic philosophy.  The University's Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional programs - each one committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and the overall student experience - offer a vision and the promise for a meaningful life, the proficiencies necessary to achieve optimum personal performance, and the wisdom to become transformational leaders in an increasingly diverse, global and dynamic world.

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Standard Process is involved in every step of production. The company grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farmland, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and employs the highest quality control standards. Standard Process strictly adheres to the Food and Drug Ad¬ministration’s good manufacturing practice requirements. Through these measures, Standard Process can ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and potency.

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FICS History

The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic / Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) was founded in 1987 at a meeting of national sports chiropractic leaders held in London, England, and has represented sports chiropractic on an international basis since that time.

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GAMES/EVENTS 

Through the efforts and work of the FICS International Federations Commission,
FICS has signed contracts with the following International Federations to supply chiropractors at the following events:

The International Federation of Tug-of-War (TWIF)

World Outdoor Championship
Madison, Wisconsin, USA. August 28-31, 2014

European Outdoor Championship
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. September 9-12, 2015

World Indoor Championship
Volendam, Netherlands. Date: TBA               

The Ju Jitsu International Federation (JJIF)

European Cup
Bucharest, Romania.        June 14-15, 2014   
Team Assembled

World Cup Cadet Championships
Bucharest, Romania.       September 27-28, 2014

The 4th CSIT World Sports Games
June 7 -14, 2015
Lignano, Italy

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The FICS Games Commission is accepting applications for participation at these events from the FICS Membership. 

Send your application to:

Dr. Timothy W. Ray
FICS Games Commission
421 21st Ave, Suite 40
Longmont, CO 80501. USA

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