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  • 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 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.

  • 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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