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LSVT - BIG for LIFE Training Course (Self Study)
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When: Self Study (approved for 08/01/2017 - 8/01/2018)
Where: Sponsor: LSVT Global, Inc
Self Study
United States
Contact: 1-520-867-8838

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Course Description:

The BIG for LIFE® Online Training Course provides LSVT BIG® Certified Clinicians with the tools and knowledge needed to start and run post-discharge BIG for LIFE exercise classes in their communities for people who have completed LSVT BIG treatment.

This course is an advanced level course only offered to physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who already have training and knowledge in LSVT BIG as demonstrated by successful certification in LSVT BIG.  The research based rationale for community based exercise for people with Parkinson disease will be reviewed, along with information on how to structure and design BIG for LIFE classes tailored for a variety of individuals. Ethical and legal considerations as well as marketing strategies will be discussed.

Teaching methods include pre-recorded lecture with PowerPoint slides (online and printed), video demonstrations, and knowledge review questions at the end of each module.  An examination will be given at the end with an 80% score required to pass. Estimated course completion time is 3 hours, 20 minutes including exercise practice and exam.

Upon conclusion of this course, participants (LSVT BIG Certified Clinicians) will be able to:

  • Describe BIG for LIFE and for whom it is intended.
  • Identify the scientific rationale for BIG for LIFE maintenance classes.
  • Discuss the LSVT BIG “optimal wellness model” in management of PD by therapists.
  • Identify at least three barriers to exercise specific to Parkinson disease.
  • Discuss the rationale for daily LSVT BIG exercise practice in addition to the need for general daily exercise as it pertains to optimal symptom management in PD.
  • Describe how to adapt or progress LSVT BIG Maximal Daily Exercises in a group setting for safety and adequate challenge for patients with various levels of functioning.
  • Design BIG for LIFE class plans including functional tasks, BIG walking, and LSVT BIG exercises that are safe, functional, and engaging.


Learning is self-paced, and 90 day access to the course begins at time of registration.


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Program Content Area: Neurology
Course Type: self study
Instructional Level: Advanced
Intended Audience: PT, PTA,
CE Contact Hours: 3
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #406-6803 (approval period: 8/1/17-8/1/18)


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