Learn how to work with ESPORTS ATHLETES
from the best in the world

The foundations of esports medicine course has helped hundreds of professionals understand the physical and mental demands of gaming to provide more effective coaching, training and treatment of esports athletes.

Foundations of Esports Medicine will transform you into a top candidate for entry level roles in esports medicine and performance fields


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

What you will learn

Current State of Health and Performance in Esports
Understand the available infrastructure, team and player perspectives, and roles and opportunities currently available in esports.

Principles of Posture & Ergonomics
Learn about PC- and console-specific gaming equipment, the impact of posture on injury risk and performance,  and perform posture and ergonomics assessments.

Current Issues in Esports Medicine and Performance
Successful integration with players and teams requires an understanding of esports and gaming culture as well as team dynamics. Learn about current priorities in esports medicine and performance to develop targeted programming.

Role of Health Professionals in Esports 
Esports medicine and performance is diverse and growing field, and a wide variety of professionals are needed to provide best care. Learn about roles for MDs, PTs, OTs, ATCs, sports psychologists, registered dietitians, and more!

Esports Technique & Physical Stress
The biomechanical demands of esports are distinct even from similar jobs, such as office work. Learn how technique affects the physical stress players experience.

EHPI Foundations of Esports Medicine Certification


✅ Unlimited access to asynchronous online certification course = $585

✅ Membership in publicly-searchable database of certified providers = $200

✅ Weekly office hours with instructors = $150

✅ Includes 1-year subscription to content access pass = $300

✅ Be the first to hear about esports job opportunities through our community & network

$1235 Total Value

One Investment of $429


"When I started in esports medicine 10 years ago, there was nobody to help me. What we have done here at EHPI is condensed 10 years of evidence, and first-hand experience with this population to make it as easy as possible to start today!"

Why Our Certification?

Benefits of Certification

1. Appear in the Find an Expert section of EHPI
2. Access to the Content Access Pass
3. Be the First to Hear About Esports Job Postings Around the World
4. Access to Community Forums and Discord Servers
5. Shop Discounts Based on Community Participation

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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 Esports 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.

Dot Esports, ESPN, Variety Magazine, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo!, PC Gamer, Kotaku

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.

Course Overview

Part 1 - Understanding the Performance & Health Landscape in Esports

Module 1: Overview of the Current State of Health and Performance

Module 2: Esports Athlete Culture

Module 3: Role of Health Professionals in Esports 

Module 4: Understanding Esports Titles

Module 5: Current Issues in Esports Medicine and Performance

Part 2 - Principles of Posture & Ergonomics In Gaming and Esports

Module 1: Posture and Ergonomics Basics for Esports: PC

Module 2: Esports Postural Ergonomics Assessment Tool / Outcome Measure (Downloadable PDF)

Module 3: Common Postural Faults in Gaming

Module 4: How to Teach Posture to Gamers

Part 3 - Esports Technique - How Mechanical Skills Affect Musculoskeletal Health in Gaming

Module 1: Relevant Anatomy as it Relates to Mechanical Skill in Gaming

Module 2: Gaming Input Devices (Peripherals) 

Module 3: Mechanical Skill and Game Sense in Esports

Module 4: Esports Physical Load Analysis 

Addendum 1 - Foundations of Esports Nutrition

Casey Thomas RD: Relevant Overview of Macro/Micronutrients and Supplements as it Relates to Esports

Addendum 2 - Foundations of Esports Sleep Optimization

Daniel Bonner MPsych: First Principles of Sleep Optimization as it Relates to Esports Performance. 

Addendum 3 - Foundations of Exercise for Esports

Dr. Matt Hwu DPT, PT, OCS, CSCS : Exploration of different exercise and mobility fundamentals and their applications to 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 .





Your journey in esports medicine as a healthcare practitioner or coach in esports begins here. Understanding the physical and mental demands of gamers is a prerequisite for effective coaching, training and treatment. Learn how to assess what they do on a regular basis to be effective support staff for esports athletes. 

Foundations 1 is the only esports certification course designed to give the practitioner a basic understanding of the principles required to begin helping gamers with their health and performance needs. Whether your goal is to become a doctor working with a professional esports team or attract more gamers to your clinical practice. Foundations 1 gives you all the basic information necessary to set you up for success in this industry.

Foundations is approved for Physical Therapy continuing education credit in the state of California. Please check your state’s bylaws for reciprocity. Foundations also qualifies for Category D continuing education credit for Athletic Trainers. AOTA certification pending. 

What is Esports Medicine?

Esports medicine is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on the health and well-being of professional esports athletes. Esports athletes, also known as pro gamers, compete in video game tournaments for prize money, and they often train and compete for long hours in front of a computer screen. Esports medicine involves a multidisciplinary approach that combines aspects of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology to help esports athletes prevent and treat injuries, optimize performance, and maintain their physical and mental health. Esports medicine professionals may include physicians, physical therapists, sports psychologists, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists, among others. They work together to assess and manage the unique health challenges faced by esports athletes, which can include issues such as musculoskeletal injuries, vision problems, sleep disturbances, and mental health concerns. The goal of esports medicine is to help esports athletes achieve peak performance while maintaining their health and well-being, and to provide them with the tools they need to succeed both in and outside of competition.


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Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study

Upper Limb and Mouse Kinematics of Esports Genres: A Pilot Study

The poster presentation titled “Upper limb and mouse kinematics of different esports genres: A pilot study” discusses a pilot study conducted by Antoine Dupuy, Adam J. Toth, and Mark Campbell. The study aims to investigate the upper limb and mouse kinematics of esports and individuals engaged in various esports genres, including Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), First-Person Shooter (FPS), and Adventure games. The study gathered data from 62 Gamescom participants and utilized tri-axial accelerometers and a custom Python script to track mouse cursor movements. Participants played their preferred genre for 10 minutes and had the option to choose between three different mouse sensitivity settings (400, 1000, and 1600 DPI).

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Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare

Integrating Athletic Trainers in Esports Healthcare

This article discusses the integration of athletic trainers (ATs) into the healthcare teams of esports athletes. It presents findings from a survey study conducted to understand the perspectives of ATs regarding their role in esports healthcare.

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Esports Nutrition, lifestyle, and cognitive performance in esport athletes

Esports Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Cognitive Performance

In the world of esports, where cognitive performance is crucial, esports nutrition plays a vital role in supporting optimal performance. The article “Nutrition, lifestyle, and cognitive performance in esport athletes” explores the impact of esports nutrition on cognitive function, providing valuable insights for healthcare providers working in esports. This summary focuses on key findings and clinical takeaways specific to esports medicine.

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