CPTE Course Calendar

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Out of province temporary license:  If you are not a Saskatchewan resident with a current Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapist (SCPT) license, for courses involving hands on/practical requirements, participants are required to acquire temporary license (for the dates of the course) with the SCPT. You are required to provide proof of temporary license to CPTE.  Visit scpt.org on how to obtain a temporary license.

CPTE does not manage course registration payments.  For any COURSE REGISTRATION information or inquires (payments, reciepts etc), please contact the Registration office directly at: 306.966.5539 or via email at: conference.events@usask.ca.

Current Options for Managing Pain and Addictions - Online Course

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Course Goal:

The goal of this online course is to provide a forum for skill development for assessment and management of complex pain and/or substance use disorder. Strategies and information will be provided to increase the capacity of health care providers to develop new inter-professional linkages and deliver care in their home communities.

Target Audience:

Healthcare providers, including family physicians, physician specialists, medical residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, dentists and social workers.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the learner will:

  1. Better assess and employ the role of various disciplines, series and non-pharmacological therapies for successful, patient-focused, implementation.    
  2. Explore opportunities for inter-professional collaboration in education and community practice.
  3. Describe the complexities of managing opioid addiction in the context of chronic pain.   
  4. Describe the use of non-pharmaceutical options for management of pain.    
  5. Determine treatments for alcohol use disorder.    
  6. Describe boundaries for working with patients experiencing addiction.    
  7. Describe recommendations for pain management in older adults.    
  8. Explain the evidence for the use of cannabis in pain management.    
  9. Explain the importance of culture in addiction management.

Course Opens: October 3, 2018 (Continuous Intake)

Registration fees: $50 + GST

Course Poster

For specific questions about the course please contact:
Daniel Mittelholtz - Course Facilitator
Continuing Medical Education
College of Medicine
(306) 966-7791

Building an Awareness of Cultural Humility - Online Course

Registration is now closed.

Course opens: November 30, 2018

Course closes: February 28, 2019

Course Poster

Target Audience:

A jointly created online course by Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE) intended for health service staff who are not medically trained, as well as students interested in or already engaged in health science education.

Registration Fees:

$150.00 + GST


Level 2 Upper Quadrant

Registration is now closed

Level 2 Upper Quadrant of the National Orthopaedic Division (NOD) Syllabus

Course runs over 4 weekends: Feb 1-3, Feb 8-10, April 12-14, May 3-5, 2019. 

Fri Feb 1          3 – 8pm

Sat Feb 2         8am – 5:30pm 

Sun Feb 3        8am – 5:30pm 


Fri Feb 8          3 – 8pm

Sat Feb 9         8am – 5:30pm 

Sun Feb 10      8am – 5:30pm 


Fri Apr 12           3 – 8pm

Sat Apr 13         8am – 5pm 

Sun Apr 14         8am – 5pm 


Fri May 3          3 – 8pm

Sat May 4        8am – 5pm 

Sun May 5       8am-12pm and exam 1-3pm 


Exam:                        Exam will be held on the FINAL Sunday afternoon (May 5th1:00-3:00pm).

Session Location:  

School of Rehabiliation Science

Room 3460

Health Sciences Bldg, UofS

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Regan Coulter

The Role of Practitioners in Indigenous Wellness – Interactive Online Course

Registration is now closed

Course dates: February 4 - May 6, 2019

A jointly created online course by Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE) that explores the health and wellness of Indigenous patients in our province. The course starts from a historical perspective and moves to current institutional experiences with the goal of creating an evidence-based communications plan to assist in providing improved health care to your indigenous patients.

Course Brochure

Registration fees

All Health Professionals: $300 + GST

Full-time Students/Residents:  $250 + GST (proof of enrollment required)

Course Description

The content was designed from an Indigenous world view, delivered through the voices and stories of Indigenous community members and scholars. Health care practitioners who complete the course will have the knowledge, skills and insights to implement an inter-professional approach to understanding and supporting the wellness of Indigenous patients, families and communities. The final assignment will be to develop a Culturally Responsive Health Care Plan and Indigenous Communications Strategy applicable to your work-place environment.

We have chosen to deliver this course through the voices and stories of leaders in Indigenous health care. You will be taken on a journey of personal reflection while exploring the experiences of Indigenous peoples – both past and present – that negatively impact their health and well-being as individuals and as communities.

  • Personal Reflection, Indigenous World View, and How These Affect Health Care
  • How the Past Informs the Present (Access and Health Care Governance Issues)
  • Culturally Responsive Care: The Challenge of Finding Middle Ground

Target Audience

The course is suitable for health care professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, clinicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, pharmacists etc.) who directly support indigenous people as part of their patient population. Enrollment is open to health care practitioners across Canada.


This online course is self-directed. Participants are expected to complete the online modules at their own pace, within their registered twelve-week session. 

Learning Objectives

Through your participation in the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how ‘cultural genocide’ led to intergenerational trauma that impacts the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples
  • Identify how the current health disparities faced by Indigenous peoples have their roots in their historical and current institutional experiences
  • Explain how reclaiming Indigenous culture and beliefs may allow for healing
  • Describe how the current environment contributes to health disparities
  • Develop communication strategies that create and enhance culturally respectful health care

Course Modules and Topics


Topic 1: The Influence of Personal Beliefs on Providing Patient Care

Topic 2: Intergenerational Trauma – Racism in Health Care

Topic 3: Relationship Building and Communication Strategies to Enhance Cultural Safety



Topic 4: Access to Care

Topic 5: Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma

Topic 6: What is Cultural Safety?



Topic 7: What are Culturally Responsive Health Care Environments?

Topic 8: Creating a Culturally Responsive Care Plan


Level 1 Challenge Exam Study Group

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Feb - June 2019  

Level 1 National Orthopaedic Division Syllabus - Challenge Exam Study Group

Multiple Instructors

Facilitator: CPTE

Target Audience:  
1.  Primary:  Physical Therapists who plan to challenge the Level 1 exam in order to gain entry to the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy system.  Level 1 is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the syllabus. Proof of successful completion of the Level 1 Challenge Exam will be required for Level 2 syllabus courses.

2. Secondary:  Physical therapists who wish to review their theory and techniques at this level in preparation for writing the Intermediate or Advanced Examination for the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy.  

The Study Group will provide review coverage of the orthopaedic theory and clinical techniques required in preparation for writing the Level 1 Challenge Exam for the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy. Theory and clinical techniques manuals will be provided for those challenging the Level 1 Exam.  An opportunity to sit for the Level 1 exam in Saskatoon will be provided by CPTE in June 2018.

Independent Study:  Lectures hve been recorded and hosted on a permanent virtual classroom called Blackboard Learn at the Universitiy of Saskatchewan.  Registrants will be able to view the lectures on their own schedule.

Registration Fee: $200

Required Manuals 

The Theory 1, Theory 2, and the Level 1 Clinical Techniques Manuals are required for this course.  These manuals can be purchased directly from the NOD website.  

Exam: June 2019 (date tba)

The exam requires an application submission and fees paid to the National Orthopaedic Division.  This fee is NOT included in the registration fee.

NOTE:  Application deadline for the Level 1 Challenge Exam is May 15, 2019.  

View the Candidates-Guide-to-Level-1-MCQ-ENGLISH.pdf 

View the I-III-exam-information-&-application-2017-tax-ENGLISH.

For more information, contact Kaely MacMillan at orthoexams@shaw.ca.

Sask OrthoDiv Pre-AGM Workshop: Clinical Reasoning of the Shoulder

Registration is NOW OPEN!

April 26, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Pre-AGM workshop for PTs and PT students

Early Bird Registration fees (until March 15th)

PTs ortho div members $100

PTs non members $150

PT students $25

Workshop Poster

Workshop Agenda

Call for Shoulder Related Case Studies

Along with a line-up of a knowledgeable speakers, the format of this workshop will include case studies.  The cases will be reviewed and discussed within a group format with other participants of the workshop, as well as with the opportunity for further clinical insight from the panel of presenters. 

Do you have an interesting case? Or one that has always plagued you? This is your time to discuss it amongst colleagues and with leaders in the field!

We encourage those interested in attending the workshop to submit shoulder cases that they have encountered in their career, that posed as a challenging clinical presentation or rehabilitation/recovery process.  

The cases should include a brief history of injury, subjective presentation, objective presentation, and any relevant diagnostic information.

The deadline to submit cases is March 26, 2019.  Please submit your cases to Amber Rollack at arollack@bourassarehab.com 

Building an Awareness of Cultural Humility - Online Course

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Course opens: May 5, 2019

Course closes: July 5, 2019

Course Poster

Target Audience:

A jointly created online course by Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE) intended for health service staff who are not medically trained, as well as students interested in or already engaged in health science education.

Course Length: Learners should allow up to 12 hours of their own time to complete.

Registration Fees:

$150.00 + GST

Interprofessional Oncology Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN!

May 11, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Hosted by: the Univeristy of Saskatchewan Health Sciences Continuing Education Group

An interdisciplinary conference focused on Oncology

Conference Poster

Target Audience:

Family, resident and specialist physicians; nurses and nurse practioners; pharmacists; physical therapists; social workers; dietitians; health sciences students; and radiation therapists.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fees - deadline March 31, 2019

$200.00  Health Care Professional

$125.00  Student/Resident


Regular Fees - April 1 - May 6, 2019

$250.00  Health Care Professional

$150.00  Student/Resident


Dermo Neuro Modulating (Lower Body)

Registration is NOW OPEN!

June 7-9, 2018

Friday 6pm-9pm.  Sat/Sun 830am-5pm

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Diane Jacobs

Course Information

Course Schedule

Course Poster

Masters of Physical Therapy Knowledge Sharing Day

Please join us!

June 21, 2018

The School of Physical Therapy and CPTE invite you to attend the eighth annual Knowledge Sharing Day. This event marks the completion of the program for the MPT students and their transition from students to Health Care Professionals. 

Target Audience:  The target audience for this event is Master of Physical Therapy students, Academic and Clinical Faculty of the School of Physical Therapy, as well as Saskatchewan Physical Therapy clinicians. 

Level 3 Upper Quadrant

Save the Date!

Fall 2019 - dates tba 

Saskatoon, SK

Interprofessional Rehabilitation Research Conference

Save the Date!

September 21 & 22, 2019 

Saskatoon, SK

University of Saskatchewan, Room 1130, Health Science Building

Event Poster

Mulligan Concept Lower Quadrant

Save the Date!

November 2 & 3, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Jack Miller BSc(PT), DipMT(NZ), MClSc, DPT, FCAMPT


This two-day seminar deals with Brian Mulligan’s concept of the application of mobilization with movement (MWM), a new and exciting approach in manual therapy. Seminar participants can expect a syllabus high on practical application with a clear understanding of the rationale for use of MWM’s in both the spine and lower extremities. 

Following this course, therapists should be able to effectively apply the techniques in their own practices and expect immediate positive patient outcomes.

Course outline

  • Clinical Reasoning for MWM’s
  • Ankle dysfunction
  • “sprained ankle
  • Lumbar SNAGS
  • Hip dysfunction
  • “plantar fasciitis”
  • Knee dysfunction
  • Foot/toe dysfunction

View the Mulligan Concept website for more information.

Therapeutic Integration

Registration is Now Open!

November 16 & 17, 2019

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Scott Gallant with Smart Seminars

Registration and course information via Smart Seminars

Clinical Reasoning Through Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)

Registration is now closed!  Please email cpte.program@usask.ca to inquire about the next course offering.

This course has an online component and in person weekend

Online Modules open one month prior to the in person weekend

In Person Sessions Location and Dates:  tba

Registration: Friday at 5:45 pm

Hours of Course: Friday at 6:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Instructors: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Dueck, Richard Bourassa.  Online module on hand assessment by Cathy Sajtos

Registration Fees

$900.00 – early bird

$1000.00 - regular rate

Target Audience:  Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, Chiropractors.

Course DescriptionThis course will prepare registrants to use clinical reasoning during functional capacity evaluation.

  • The online course modules will include:
    • · Introduction to FCE & the clinical reasoning course
    • · Instruction on relevant history-taking/interviewing for FCE
    • · Instruction on neuromusculoskeletal structural assessment
    • · Didactic sessions on testing material handling abilities, dexterity/gripping/handling abilities, positional tolerance abilities, effort testing, administering self-reported outcome measures and observing for symptom behavior
    • · Presentation from SK Workers’ Compensation Board will provide information & examples of what are referral source requirements for FCE report
  • The in-person clinical component will include:
    • · Practice in administering functional assessment components
    • · Data collection & observations with assistance and guidance from instructors
    • · Didactic lecture on FCE report writing, with participant interaction through analysis of recorded data & observations.  Participants will produce an FCE report.

In Person Course Schedule:


  • Introduction
  • Review, discussion & questions & practice of intake/history-taking process
  • Review of structural exam intent & necessary team communication
  • Review, discussion, questions & practice of Questionnaires/Perceived Disability
  • Review, discussion, questions, & practice on Material Handling, Positional Tolerance Testing & Dexterity/Gripping Assessment


  • Introduction - Q & A from day 1 components
  • Continued practice / administration on Material Handling, Positional Tolerance Testing & Dexterity/Gripping Assessment
  • Instruction on MET Testing, Job Simulation Testing, Repetitive Movement Testing (RMT) & Repeat Testing
  • Practice on MET Testing, Job Simulation Testing, Repetitive Movement Testing (RMT) & Repeat Testing


  • Introduction – Q & A from Day 2
  • Report Writing using Clinical Reasoning

Learning Objectives:

On completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Design and complete an initial FCE intake process, history and interview.
  • Understand required components of a structural exam, administer and interpret a structural assessment, and identify critical findings from a structural exam that should be communicated with the functional assessor.
  • Demonstrate the ability to record FCE findings in a systematic and consistent manner.
  • Evaluate and interpret client material handling ability.
  • Evaluate and interpret client dexterity/gripping/handling ability.
  • Evaluate and interpret client positional tolerance ability.
  • Complete and interpret a work simulation evaluation.
  • Evaluate and interpret client effort.
  • Describe strengths and weaknesses of different effort tests.
  • Discuss areas of debate in FCE administration
  • To be able to evaluate and interpret perceived disability and understand the relationship between the client’s pain, perceived disability and observed function.
  • Describe appropriate valid and reliable outcome measure tools to evaluate perceived functional or pain status.
  • Demonstrate in groups, selection of appropriate methods to assess perceived disability and understand scoring of the forms.
  • Describe and demonstrate the use of MET testing, job simulation testing, repetitive movement testing and repeat testing.
  • Produce an FCE report that demonstrates clinical reasoning and connection between structural and functional assessments
Level II/III: Female & Male Pelvic Pain


January 16-19, 2020

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Carolyn Vandyken of Pelvic Health Solutions

Biomedical Dry Needling


March 27-29 & May 1-3, 2020

Saskatoon, SK

Instructor: Scott Gallant with Smart Seminars

Registration and course information via Smart Seminars

5th Canadian Falls Conference: Connecting Communities Across the Lifespan

Save the Date! 

June 15 & 16, 2020

Saskatoon, SK

Venue: TCU Place

Conference Poster

Yoga as Medicine I - Professional Yoga Therapist Certification Module 8

There are currently not any offerings of this course scheduled.  Please contact cpte.program@usask.ca if you would like to be informed of future course offereings.

Hosted by: Continuing Physical Therapy Education

Course Content Provider: Professional Yoga Therapy Institute

Instructor: Dr. Ginger Garner & Dr. Allison Marsden

Early Bird Registration: $2200.00

Regular Registration Fees: $2500.00

Module 8 is an intensive on-site module that is part of the practical, applied lab portion of the Professional Yoga Therapist certification program. This course puts the lectures of Modules 1-7 into motion with application of the concepts learned in those pre-requisite distance modules.  There is an oral practcal and course exam on completion, which is graded by Professional Yoga Therapy Institute®.

Topics covered include:

  • Biopsychosocial (BPS) model of assessment and application
  • Interdisciplinary 10 Precept application and case study analysis
  • Yoga posture, breath, and meditation prescription using Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) methods (including mudras)

Clinical Objectives

  1. Apply the 10 MTY precepts to your clinical demographic and practice in order to increase clinical efficacy and safety of yoga prescription in healthcare and wellness care.
  2. Discuss the interrelationship of psychotherapy and rehabilitation in the clinical practice of MTY.
  3. List public health and clinical practice implications of MTY practice.
  4. Identify quantitative and qualitative characteristics of outcome measures used in Professional Yoga Therapy (PYT).
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the FMA algorithm in the context of evaluation, diagnosis, and prescription in clinical practice.
  6. Demonstrate multidisciplinary knowledge of indications and contraindications for practicing PYT Level I and II postures as prescriptive movement and/or manual therapy in medicine and rehabilitation.
  7. Critically analyze physical yoga movement and respiratory therapies and their modifications in a lab setting.
  8. Complete case studies via real time assessment with your peers using live models and/or case presentations.
  9. Integrate cardiorespiratory principles into rehab practice in a lab setting.
  10. Prescribe MTY sequences for individual and group-based therapy wellness and pathophysiological-based therapies.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge of the guidelines to practice, teaching, manual cuing, and instruction in yoga postures, hand postures, breathing techniques, and meditation.
  12. Integrate the scientific theories introduced in Modules 1-7 into practical clinical yoga prescription and practice.
  13. Describe the code of ethics for becoming a Professional Yoga Therapist.
  14. Practice the tenets of stabilization in the context of “pre-postures” and yoga postures as therapeutic exercise and intervention in an interactive lab setting.
  15. Practice evidence-based yoga to address multi-joint and systemic stabilization in an interactive lab setting.
  16. Verbalize the tenets of safe neural mobilization within professional yoga therapy (skilled, licensed care) practice.
  17. Identify how myofascial and neurovascular restriction can be addressed through medical therapeutic yoga.
  18. Utilizing current science, apply the 7 requisites for stabilization to standing postures aligned in the MTY method.
  19. Demonstrate 4 blanket-folding techniques for postural modification.
  20. Experience daily meditation and postural practice sequences.
  21. Synthesize yoga philosophy into current evidence-based clinical practice in order to construct plans of care for persons with complex medical histories.
  22. Complete business matrix analysis, including understanding legal documentation requirements for implementing business models for private or public integrated organizational medical practice.
  23. Understand coding and billing impact practices for licensed health care professionals who become Professional Yoga Therapists.
  24. Safely sequence and prescribe therapeutic yoga in realtime clinical environment(s) with your peers, using appropriate east/west medical terminology, and evidence based MTY methods.
  25. Safely prescribe and prescribe therapeutic yoga in an oral practical setting with your peers.
  26. Complete and pass a Mid-Term Examination to demonstrate educational competency and proficiency of the skills learned at Module 8/Yoga as Medicine I.

Target Audience

This course is for Licensed Health Professionals

Course Materials

Registrants will need to purchase Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Ginger Garner.  Suggested Canadian purchase site: Amazon.ca

Supplementary course information will be provided electronically prior to the course.


  • Registrant should have at least a basic knowledge of yoga.
  • Registrants should have completed online Modules 1 - 7 before attending Module 8. These modules are to be purchased separately from your module 8 registration fees.

How to purchase and access Modules 1-7 via Allied Health.

Allied Health Education (Modules 1-2) (US$55 - 2.5 Hours)

Allied Health Education (Modules 3 & 4) (US$55 - 2.5 Hours)

Allied Health Education (Module 5) (US$39 - 1.5 Hours)

Allied Health Education (Modules 6 & 7) (US$55 - 2.5 Hours)

These online modules have content comprehension quizzes.

Required Equipment and Texts

This equipment must be brought with you to the course, without exception, in order to complete the course.
• Yoga mat
• 2 sturdy, equal in size yoga blankets (Mexican blankets work best)
• Yoga belt/strap (quick release buckle is preferred)
• 2 yoga blocks
• Course text