Advanced Certification for Esports Healthcare Professionals

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The Next Step in the
EHPI Certification Process


Foundations was designed as an introduction to the basics of esports medicine and healthy gaming. Medical is a more in-depth course that provides healthcare practitioners with a deeper understanding of evidence-based esports medicine evaluation techniques and interventions.

Foundations is a pre-requisite for this course
If you haven't taken foundations already click below

The EHPI Medical Certification Provides You With The Knowledge To Be The Foremost Expert in Any Esports Setting


Work with gamers from the comfort of your own home via telehealth for cash.


Attract local pros and streamers to your practice, through our "Find an Expert" system.

Scholastic / Professional

Work with organized esports at any level!
High school | Collegiate | Amateur | Professional


Course Overview

Pre-participation Screening For Esports
Understand the evidence based pre-participation screening used at the highest levels of esports with teams like 100 Thieves, CLG, and Team Liquid. With an emphasis on practical and applicable knowledge, you use the provided templates to run a pre-season health screen in the professional, collegiate, or even high school setting.  

Current Issues in Esports Medicine and Performance
Successful integration with players and teams requires an understanding of esports organization structure, culture and operation. Learn about successful strategies in esports medicine for integrating with esports teams at a variety of levels.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Esports Issues
The medical certification provides an in-depth dive into the region-specific considerations for gaming and esports. Each section includes a review of anatomy and biomechanics, a breakdown of subjective and objective evaluation essentials, and a comprehensive overview of diagnostic and intervention techniques for the most common gaming injuries. Regions covered include hand/wrist/forearm, elbow, shoulder, neck, and thoracolumbar.

Esports-Specific Tendon Rehab
Due to the high APMs and low load nature of gaming and esports, tendinopathic injuries are common. You’ll learn the most evidence-based approaches for managing tendinopathy spectrum disorders as efficiently as possible.

EHPI Medical Certification



✅ Unlimited access to asynchronous online certification course

✅ Medical Expert Badge in publicly-searchable database of certified providers

1.5 continuing education units (15 contact hours) in the state of California, CPTA CEU Approval #23-444 (With Multi State Reciprocity)

"We've really taken everything we have learned from the past 8 years relevant to the practice of esports medicine and boiled it down into this comprehensive course for esports healthcare providers. This is the complete playbook for replicating our systems in any esports ecosystem"


Trusted by Tier 1 Esports Orgs

All of the instructors for the Esports Health and Performance Institute have experience working directly for or with players at the worlds foremost Tier 1 Orgs across multiple titles.

Trusted by the Champs

Call of Duty World Champion Kenneth "Kenny" Williams (2022- LA Thieves) Credits his EHPI Certified Esport Psychologist with helping him learn to communicate with his teammates to turn their season around for the championship run. The Esports Health and Performance Institute can provide you with the same insights our instructors use in their daily practice with these elite performers.


Trusted in Esports and the Mainstream

Many of the EHPI instructors have been featured in articles regarding esports medicine and performance including Dot Esports, ESPN, Variety Magazine, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo!, PC Gamer, and Kotaku.

Earn CEUs Endorsed by the APTA

- The American Physical Therapy Association's Health Policy & Administration Section has partnered with the Esports Health and Performance Institute to educate clinicians. - CEU Credits available in a multitude of states.

Course Overview

Part 1 - Esports Health Screen (Downloadable PDF)

Module 1 – The Esports Health Screen 

Module 2 – Components

Module 3 – Vitals 

Module 4 – Posture

Module 5 – Functional Movement

Module 6  – Impairments

Module 7 – Strength and Endurance

Part 2 - Foundations of Esports Rehab

Module 1 – Current Evidence on Tendon Pathology & Gaming 

Module 2 – Esports Assessment Considerations with Tendinopathy 

Module 3 – Esports Treatment Approaches for Tendinopathy

Module 4 – Tendon Neuroplastic Training (TNT) in Esports

Part 3 - Wrist and Hand: Evaluation and Treatment for Gamers

Module 1 – Intro and Anatomy

Module 2 – Evaluation Principles ) 

Module 3 – Common Diagnoses in Esports

Module 4 – Exercise Interventions

Part 4 - Shoulder: Evaluation and Treatment for Gamers

Module 1 – Anatomy

Module 2 – Spine Screen for Cervical Referral

Module 3- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Module 4- Impingement Syndrome

Module 5 – Tendinopathy

Part 5 - Spine: Evaluation and Treatment for Gamers

Module 1 – Anatomy

Module 2 – Esport Specific Mechanics

Module 3 – Cervical 

Module 4 – Thoracic

Module 5 – Lumbar

Part 6 - Esports Team Integration for Medical Providers

Module 1 – State of the Industry

Module 2 – Culture Considerations in Esports

Module 3 – Program Design for Competitive Esports 


  • What is the Esports Health and Performance Institute?

    The Esports Health and Performance Institute is a continuing education platform designed to provide evidence-based medicine and performance science to medical professionals, performance professionals, and esports coaches.

  • Who needs these courses?

    Our Foundations course is designed for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the esports landscape, including healthcare providers, esport coaches / management, and even players. It covers not only basic concepts of esports competition, but also the fundamentals of ergonomics, posture, and performance.

  • Who is the medical specialty certification course for?

    The medical specialty certification course is designed for healthcare providers who want to provide evidence-based services to esports and casual gaming populations. Provider examples include: Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other similar professionals, within appropriate scope of practice.

  • Who is the performance specialty certification course for?

    The performance specialty course is designed for healthcare and performance providers who want to apply an evidence-based model for improving performance in esports. Professionals who would benefit from these courses include: Psychologists, Dieticians, Performance Coaches, Esports Coaches, and Esports Management. Healthcare professionals providing medical services would also benefit from this course, as it provides an understanding of evidence-based performance principles to complement esports medicine.

  • Are CEU credits available for any of the courses?

    We have been approved for 6 contact hours for the Foundations course by the California Physical Therapy Board. Currently, the following states recognize approval by another state's physical therapy licensing board without restrictions: AL, AK, AZ, CO, DE, DC, HI, IL, KS, KY, MI, MS, NC, ND, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY. The following states recognize approval by another state's physical therapy licensing board, but courses in these states are subject to final approval by the individual state licensing board: CT, GA, IA, MO, MT, NE, NH, OH, OR, WA. We'll continue to update both this FAQ and the Certification page as new approvals roll in. We are also pending AOTA credentialing for nationwide occupational therapy continuing education credit. Foundations meets the requirements for Category D Non-Approved Provider credentialing for athletic trainers. It is ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a course meets all of the content requirements or restrictions imposed by their state licensing board.

  • What is the Content Access Pass?

    The Content Access Pass is a database of additional relevant knowledge and expertise, including research article reviews, education about novel and niche concepts, and deeper dives into specific areas of esports medicine. It also allows certified members of the Esports Health and Performance community to share the knowledge they have gained through experience or research with the community at large. These courses, hosted on the Thinkific client, are accessible through the Content Access Pass tabs in the main menu of the website.

  • Who can submit articles or videos to the Content Access Pass database?

    Members who have completed Foundations 1 or purchased the Content Access Pass are eligible to submit articles following the guidelines provided. Articles and videos selected for inclusion in the Content Access Pass are compensated.

  • What are the different submission tiers?

    Community members may apply to be EHPI partners, subject to review and approval by EHPI staff. EHPI partners are paid $1500 USD/month for 1 high-quality video and 3 high-quality articles per month. For more information, visit Creator Program Community members may also submit individual articles or videos for review and approval by EHPI staff. Accepted articles and videos are paid at $250 and $500 per piece, respectively, and are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Only 6 articles and 4 videos are accepted per month.

  • How do I submit a content piece?

    Content pieces can be submitted via ZIP file through the Profile Dashboard.

  • What benefits do I get for submitting?

    Having a published content piece on this platform is a great way to get your work showcased to the esports community at large and helps to establish you as a trustworthy source in the community. Individuals who submit articles and videos accepted into the Content Access Pass receive badges indicating their role on their profile, as well as payment for accepted content. See: Creator Program .


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