Being a physiotherapist requires a lifelong commitment to learning and professional growth.
As professionals, physiotherapists are required to stay up to date on advances, changes and trends in the delivery of patient treatment and care.
While education and training provide the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the profession, this is only the first step in staying up-to-date in a complex, rapidly changing health environment.
Lifelong learning and a “do better” mindset are fundamental components of a physiotherapist’s commitment to practicing competently. The activities undertaken during a physiotherapist’s career deepen their professional skillset, their connection to the profession, and the quality of care they provide.
Physiotherapy Alberta recognizes that physiotherapists are self-directed, motivated adult learners who continually monitor and participate in activities to support healthy, competent practice. As such, Physiotherapy Alberta has designed the Physiotherapist Continuing Competence Program to reflect this belief.
The Physiotherapist Continuing Competence Program is flexible yet quality focused.
Each year, physiotherapists participate in two activities prior to renewing their practice permit. One activity is a Self-Selected Activity and the other is a College-Selected Activity. Both support physiotherapists to learn and grow.