Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Competency-Based Course


Sponsored by The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Physical Therapy
& The American Physical Therapy Association

August 7-10, 2024

This intense, evidence-based, four-day course is designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and MDs with experience treating pediatric patients/clients. The course consists of lecture and laboratory sessions with additional self-study sessions. All participants will be expected to demonstrate a variety of skills to the faculty including 1) the oculomotor examination with emphasis on the identification of nystagmus and canal involvement, 2) balance, gait, gross motor development assessments, 3) appropriate treatment procedures for BPPV affecting posterior, anterior and horizontal canals for both cupulolithiasis and canalithiasis, 4) treatment procedures for unilateral and bilateral peripheral vestibular disorders, and 5) treatment procedures for central vestibular disorders including concussion. Emphasis will be on utilizing assessment results to develop an effective treatment plan. The course will include written, and practical examinations.

Continuing Education Units: Upon completion of the course, participants will earn 3.7 continuing education units (37 contact hours). Participants passing the written examination will earn an additional 3 contact hours for passing the written examination (total possible is 4.0 CEU). Continuing education units will be awarded by the American Physical Therapy Association.
*Medical Physicians & OTs: MDs, please note that CMEs are not given for this course. OTs, please note that you must receive accreditation through your professional accreditation agency.
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe developmental anatomical components and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular system.
2. Explain the physiology of normal and abnormal nystagmus.
3. Examine and interpret results of tests for vestibular deficits & related impairments.
4. Identify pathologies known to affect vestibular function in children
5. Identify impairments and rehab potential for children, based on vestibular diagnostic testing.
6. Diagnose conditions affecting vestibular function in pediatric clients.
7. Describe vestibular-related impairments in children.
8. Discuss & demonstrate appropriate interventions for vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) and vestibulospinal (Vsp) impairments in children.
9. Identify the mechanisms underlying recovery of vestibular function.
10. Demonstrate basic skill in evaluation and treatment of vestibular function and related impairments
Course Faculty:
Jennifer B. Christy, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Course Director
Rose M. Rine, PT, PhD
Jacksonville, FL
Bree Corbin, PT, DPT
Anacortes, WA


Please download the COURSE BROCHURE for more details

Welcome to UAB Professional Studies
Section Title
Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation
On-Campus, Face-to-Face
W, Th, F, Sa
8:00AM to 8:00PM
Aug 07, 2024 to Aug 10, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Registration Fee
SHP_PVR $2,750.00
Additional Information

Tuition Pricing

  Register on or before June 1, 2024 Register after June 1, 2024

APTA member or International Professional

(PT/OT/MD practicing outside US)

$2,500 $2,650

APTA non-members or National Non-PT Professional

(OT/MD practicing within US)

$2,600 $2,750


Included in the price of tuition:

  • Continental Breakfast (e.g., fruit, muffins, coffee, yogurt)

  • Break Snacks

  • Lunch each day

  • Note: evening meals, lodging, and transportation are not provided. See the course brochure for suggested hotels within walking distance of the course location.

Please email Dr. Christy for discount codes and information about paying by check. Early bird discounts apply to payments made by card or check. 

Instructions and Policies • All registration must occur using the online registration/payment portal. Paper registration will not be accepted. • Full payment is due at time of online registration and may be made by credit card or check. • Partial payments, “down payments,” or pre-payments are not accepted. • Cancellations prior to July 1, 2024 will result in a full refund, less $350.00 per person/cancellation. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the course’s end date. • Cancellations on or after July 1, 2024 will result in loss of full tuition. (Exceptions will be made for positive COVID tests) • Cancelled or bounced checks will result in a $250.00 charge. • Checks must be received within 10 business days of your registration, or your spot within the course will be forfeited.
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