Foundational courses tend to be geared to health professionals who are new to the field of arthritis care.

Course Title Course Description
Introduction to the Assessment and Management of Rheumatic Diseases Offered by the Mary Pack Arthritis Program, this 4-day skills course provide discipline-specific and interdisciplinary sessions for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nurses.
Clinical Practice Skills for Inflammatory Arthritis (CPSIA) Offered by the Arthritis Society, this 4-day course emphasizes best practice assessment and management techniques as applied to the most common types of inflammatory arthritis. CPSIA is targeted to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners.
Fundamentals of Rheumatology Offered by the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, this course is for health professionals transitioning into a rheumatology practice, such as nurses, office nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN), medical assistants (MA), practice managers, office staff, or other new clinicians. Modules offer a current, evidence-based overview of adult/pediatric rheumatic disorders and care. To see a list of the ten modules, type ‘Fundamentals of Rheumatology Course’ in the search bar of the ARP website.
Rheumatoid Arthritis for Physiotherapists e-Learning: RAP-eL RAP-eL has been developed to provide practising physiotherapists and physiotherapy students with essential disease-specific knowledge and clinical practice strategies to optimally manage people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).