DConline Coursework: 10 hours Selected to Compliment the Summer in December Program

Tuition: $179
Hours: 10

Course Description

This collaborative course package is brought to you by DConline and UWS to compliment the 2021 Virtual Summer in December continuing education event!  This interactive package will provide you with 2 different courses for a total of 10 hours:

  • The Spine in Sport: This six hour distance-based course will provide you with the current information concerning chiropractic care of the spine in the athlete. One hour of X-ray education is included. This course is designed for the general practicing doctor.
  • Probiotics - Today's Research: This four-hour course uses an evidenced based approach to educate the clinician who is or is considering the use of probiotics for patients. Probiotics are used to maintain wellness and prevent disease. This course reviews current literature to educate the clinician to develop evidence based care pathways in the patient selection and administration of probiotics.

If you see your state listed under the "unavailable for CEs"  in the Purchase Now box, please contact us directly as we are continuing to get approvals. 


The content of this course is provided primarily through recorded presentations but also includes online reading material. The learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of 10 hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 80% of the total possible points and log at least 10 hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination(s).

No textbooks required. Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.



Spine in Sport Course Schedule:

Hour Topic
ONE Discussion of the criteria and applications of return to play criteria for the athlete who has sustained a spinal injury.
TWO Identification and classifications of conditions that may indicate that participation in sporting activity will not be safe.
THREE Spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis and athletics. The etiology as it relates to sport, physical assessment, and treatment options
FOUR Transient neurological injury is discussed including treatment guidelines.
FIVE Review of case study involving disc herniations and chiropractic management of disc injury in the athlete.
SIX Analysis of congenital spinal problems and the identification of chiropractic management of these individuals in sport. Conditions discussed include Down’s syndrome, Scheuermann’s Disease and several congenital malformations of the spine.


Probiotics - Todays Research Course Schedule:

Hour Topic
ONE Introduction, including general course discussion, FDA rules concerning nutritional supplementation.
TWO Discovering the microbiome of the Gut, prebiotics, probiotics and the brain gut axis.
THREE Practical applications of probiotics, clinical indications, and specific disease processes.
FOUR Contraindications, and possible side effects of probiotics.



Spine in Sport Key Learner Outcomes:

  • Identify an objective plan to use in safely returning an injured athlete to play
  • Learn about spinal conditions that may not be safe for sports participation
  • Develop clinical the clinical skills required for the physical examinations that are specific to the spine in the athlete
  • Understand how transient neurological injury occurs and when these individuals can and cannot return to sport
  • Review disc injury and sports participation
  • Identify congenital spinal malformations as they relate to participation in athletics
  • Enhance your confidence in making decisions regarding athletics and our role as a chiropractor

Probiotics - Today's Research Key Learner Outcomes:

  • Review current literature regarding the appropriate use of probiotics in the management of healthy and ill patient populations.
  • Identify the indications and contraindications associated with probiotics.
  •  Review advancements in evidence based care regarding probiotics.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.