Pursuing Women’s Health Clinical Specialist Certification
The American Board of Physical Therapist Specialties (ABPTS) oversees the Women’s Health Clinical Specialist (WCS) board certification. The “WCS” post-nominal initials (meaning, letters behind one´s name) indicates that a physical therapist has proven that he/she has the knowledge, skill, and experience exceeding that of an entry-level physical therapist and unique to the area of women’s health practice. The WCS examination is a comprehensive assessment of all areas described in the Women´s Health Description of Specialty Practice (DSP). Learn more about WCS at www.abpts.org/Certification/WomensHealth/.
*NEW* WCS STUDY GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE!
2017 WCS Study Guide – Thank you to Mandi Murtaugh, PT, DPT, WCS and Peg Maas, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT for creating this helpful tool to help you all study! If you are attending 2017 CSM in San Antonio, don’t miss out on their 2017 Combined Section Meeting session: The WCS: Strategies to Get You to and Through the Exam (Thursday, Feb. 16, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM).
Once you provide us your name and e-mail address, you will be taken to the guide and will also receive a copy of the guide in your e-mail. If you have any questions about the guide or WCS, please contact [email protected].
- Minimum Eligibility Requirements (ABPTS Resource)
- Activities that Constitute as Direct Patient Care (ABPTS Resource)
- WCS Candidate Guide (ABPTS)
- Apply Online (APBTS)
- Check Application Status (ABPTS)
- WCS Exam FAQ
- Have a question? Please, contact [email protected] or call 703.706.8520.
- Template for Setting Up & Maintaining a Study Group
- Purchase a Women’s Health DSP with a Free Self-Assessment Tool
- LinkedIn WCS discussion group