Chronic pain management is a major and growing challenge for patients, healthcare professionals, and the global healthcare system. In order to improve health services for people with chronic pain, evidence-based clinical practice delivered by knowledgeable health care professionals at all levels is necessary.

In this program, the learner will acquire a theoretical knowledge base in the most recent evidence-based neuroscientific and behavioural perspectives of chronic pain, develop advanced practice skills in the evaluation and assessment of chronic pain conditions and learn how to manage common clinical chronic pain conditions with an interdisciplinary perspective and using the biopsychosocial approach.

This certificate is an ongoing collaboration between the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy and the Alan Edwards Center for Research in Pain  to consistently provide health care professionals with the latest and most relevant approaches, skills, and technologies in the care and management of chronic pain from basic science to human care.

This certificate program is offered in both French and English.

Who should apply?

This online program is appropriate for professionals from medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacology, physical therapy, psychology and related disciplines. The post-professional program was designed for busy healthcare professionals, providing the freedom to manage their work-life balance.  View student demographics and testimonials to learn more.