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JHU Clinical Vestibular Competency Course-Online Core and Elective Curriculum

Time limit: 180 days

$2,500 Enroll

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Course Description

The Johns Hopkins University Clinical Vestibular Competency Course is designed for rehabilitation specialists (physical therapists/occupational therapists) and healthcare providers with a strong interest in vestibular pathology and rehabilitation. This intensive course consists of online lectures available until November 30, 2024. This listing is for the core curriculum virtual lectures plus the elective curriculum virtual lectures. Upon completion of this program you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and explain the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system.
  2. Explain and interpret the clinical significance of diagnostic studies and laboratory data.
  3. Explain and interpret the clinical significance of the physical assessment, interview data and other information from the medical record.
  4. Explain and identify signs and symptoms of vestibular dysfunction and be able to refer a patient to a different provider when necessary.
  5. Identify therapeutic management for vestibular dysfunction including medications, diet, and surgical procedures.
  6. Identify red-flags related to central dysfunction and explain the appropriate response when identifying signs of central dysfunction.
  7. Formulate a plan of care for individuals with vestibular dysfunction based on medical records, vestibular testing, and physical evaluation.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate interdisciplinary care communication and collaboration.


After successfully completing the course, learners will receive a certificate of completion from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Learning Prerequisites

There are no specific educational prerequisites; however, some basic knowledge of science, particularly biology, is recommended. You will need to have English language fluency.

Technical Prerequisites

The course will take place on the Canvas LMS ( You will need the ability to log on to the platform, preferably using Google Chrome, to complete the content, which will include videos, readings, and assignments. You may also need to take part in other activities on

  • Hardware requirements: computer; webcam; microphone and speakers or headset.
  • Software requirements: Google Chrome web browser; access to; Zoom web conferencing; Microsoft Office or similar; email

Course Lifecycle and Access

After registering, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will be granted access to the course, which includes complete course information. Please check the course listing for additional information on course access dates. For synchronous courses, learners will have access to the Canvas course for the duration of the course. For asynchronous courses, learners will have access for 180 days after registration. 

Tuition Remission

This course may qualify for tuition remission. Please check for guidelines. If you are interested in using tuition remission, please email the OOE support email with your request.

Refund Policy and Timeline

  • Synchronous Courses
    • Refunds may be requested up to the start of the live activity, unless otherwise noted. All refund requests will incur a 10% processing fee.
  • Asynchronous Courses
    • Refunds are not allowed for active asynchronous courses.

Technical Support Statement

Please direct all technical support requests to the OOE support email. We will respond to requests within 24-48 hours. Requests received on weekends, overnights and holidays will be responded to on the next business day.

Accessibility Statement

JHU SOM is committed to providing all participants with the opportunity to pursue excellence in their learning endeavors. This includes providing disability related accommodations and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and our goal of delivering accessible, inclusive experiences. If you require accommodations to complete this course, please reach out to the  OOE support email. Please do not include any personal identifiable information such as social security number in any messages. 


JHU is not approved by Middle States for direct assessment credentials for academic credit. This course results in a certificate of completion. It will not show on any JHU transcripts and does not count toward an academic record.