Vestibular + Concussion Management for Healthcare Professionals

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This online course is an introduction to vestibular pathologies such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, peripheral hypofunction, central vertigo, and post-concussion syndrome. Rehabilitation management strategies are reviewed, including technology commonly used in vestibular and concussion management.

This course consists of two parts. An online course and an in-person lab. Participants may register only to take the online portion but must complete the online to participate in the 1-day in-person lab.

The online course is 13 content hours delivered over a 6-week timeframe (35 educational hours).

The online portion can be taken as a stand-alone course without the lab. The lab is intended for those clinicians who'd like some additional clinical training after having successfully completed the online portion.

  • Now registering for September 2 - October 11, 2024
  • Now registering for the 1 day vestibular lab scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2024 (lab date for those completing the Winter 2024 online course).

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Course Goals for Vestibular/Concussion (Lecture)

  • Students will understand the pathophysiology, assessment, and management of various common vestibular pathologies.
  • Students will be familiar with the assessment and treatment maneuvers for different variants of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the recommended assessment and management principles for acute concussion.
  • Students will be able to identify and manage common persistent post-concussion

Course Goals for Vestibular/Concussion (Lab)

  • Students will be able to perform a basic assessment of vestibular conditions and concussion.
  • Students will be familiar with the assessment and treatment maneuvers for different variants of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
  • Students will comprehend the recommended management principles for acute concussion and post-concussive disorder.

Course Hours

The course is approximately 1 credit equivalent (13 content hours). However, you should expect to spend somewhere between 18-35 total hours on the course (varies depending on the individual). We do equate the course on the high end of that and 35 educational hours appear on the digital certificates that are issued after course completion.

*If you are an allied health staff member with Alberta Health Services and you support University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine student placements (e.g. preceptor, site coordinator) you may be eligible to receive complimentary registration for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

*If you are a current (2023-24) Faculty of Rehab Medicine (FRM) Affiliated Clinical Educator you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

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Course Instructor

Kim Dao, PT, DPT is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy with more than fifteen years of clinical practice in acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient settings.

She taught at the University of Alberta for over eleven years and is currently an Assistant Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Tufts University. Her teaching focus is on neuroscience, neuromuscular practice management, aging, complex conditions, and prosthetics and orthotics.

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How to Apply

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Online course: $250

1 day clinical lab: $350

A 100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course. Withdrawal requests during the first 3 weeks of the course will be refunded 50% of the registration fee. After 3 weeks (mid-point of the course) no refund will be provided.

Lab withdrawal requests less than one week from the lab date are subject to a $50 administrative fee.


The online course content is delivered 100% asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection.


There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.


Upon successful completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.


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