Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course–you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to Non-Clinical 101?
You've got lifetime access! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like-across any and all devices you own. Plus, you'll have lifetime access to the private Non-Clinical 101 Alumni Facebook group :)
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I am confident this course will give you everything you need to get started in your new career. But still, I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please provide a link to a job you applied for, along with a completed resume and cover letter you created for that job using my methods. If you do this within 30 days of your purchase, I will provide you a full refund.
I don't have a clinical license. Can I still take this course?
Absolutely! I made a point to include options for all sorts of professionals, including those who let their licenses lapse or never obtained one. I make a point to note which paths are appropriate for unlicensed therapy professionals when we discuss non-clinical career paths.
I'm an assistant. Will there be enough in this course to make it worth my time?
Yes! I included plenty of non-clinical career paths that are open to assistants, and you will also find tons of additional content about networking, creating resumes and cover letters, interviewing, negotiating, and more that will make this course very much worth your time!
I was trained outside the United States. Will this course help me?
You will definitely find great information in here, regardless of where you were educated. I made sure to include career paths that work for pretty much everyone!
Will this course ever be updated?
Yep! In fact, I plan to update the course every three months or so with new content. I'll be adding new career paths, as well as content specially requested from those who are enrolled in the course :)
Are you qualified to teach me?
I'm so glad you asked! In addition to holding my DPT and an active PT license, I have created a pretty great non-clinical career for myself. In 2015, I successfully transitioned out of patient care and into a hybrid clinical liaison + writing career (writing for clients like Breg, Janssen, and MD Revolution). Between 2015 and 2017, I also co-created NewGradPhysicalTherapy and helped launch both NewGradOccupationalTherapy and NewGradSpeechTherapy. Today, I am a freelance writer (working with WebPT and OT Potential) and enjoy running The Non-Clinical PT. Since launching the site, I've coached dozens of people just like you and helped many of them successfully transition into non-clinical roles.
Achievements aside, I am the daughter of two educators (one teacher, and one professor), both of whom weighed in to ensure I developed a curriculum that is simple to follow and FUN! I also worked directly with multiple career counselors and coaches, as well as resume experts, to ensure all of my materials reflect the latest practices in the job-seeker world. On top of all that, I have interviewed countless non-clinical therapy professionals to ensure I provide the most accurate and helpful information to help you along your non-clinical journey. :)
How long is the course?
Technically, you can finish the course in as little as seven hours if you're passively watching the videos, but I don't recommend doing that. I have included tons of self assessments and personality tests that will be most helpful if you take the time to complete them as you go through the course. Plus, there are lots of helpful worksheets, checklists, and downloads, including a 56-page lookbook that delves into every single career path we cover in great depth. I recommend setting aside several days to fully consume the material, but I also recommend revisiting the content frequently as you apply for jobs!
Am I guaranteed to land a job within a certain amount of time after I take this course?
Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that you will land a job within a certain time frame after taking this course, since there are all sorts of factors that play into how and when you obtain a job (including how many jobs you apply for, whether you follow the instructions I provide in this course, whether you take the steps to obtain the experience you need to land those jobs (if you don't have it), and how quickly you get moving to launch your new career.
That said, I am confident that the vast majority of people who complete Non-Clinical 101 and apply the tactics will successfully land in fulfilling non-clinical jobs.
What, exactly, is included in this course?
You will receive lifetime access to 6+ hours of video training delivered in a simple 4-step format, as well as tons of cheat sheets and checklists to keep you motivated, a battery of personalized assessments to help you better understand which roles to pursue, in-depth training for creating resumes and cover letters, advice on nailing your interviews, tips on negotiating a great salary, and ways to help improve our professions by creating paths for others to succeed. Plus, as a bonus, you'll get a 56-page lookbook covering each non-clinical career path in great detail, along with real-life job descriptions and a sample resume and cover letter for each path.
On top of all of that, you will also receive lifetime access to my private Non-Clinical 101 Alumni Facebook group (well, I can guarantee lifetime access at least as long as Facebook is around, which should be a long time!)
I'm an OT or SLP. Is this course for me?
Yep! PTs and OTs (and assistants) will find the content matches up most closely to their experience, but SLPs can certainly find TONS of great content and job ideas. And I'll always be adding to the course in the future, including more SLP-specific career paths!
Will I learn about telehealth or entrepreneurship in this course?
Yes! I do go over the basics of both telehealth and entrepreneurship so you can discover whether they're good options for you, and I point you to additional resources (many with special discounts just for Non-Clinical 101 students) if you decide to pursue those paths.
Does one-on-one coaching come with this course?
I believe that this course is very comprehensive, and will answer a large percentage of the questions that would normally come up during a one-on-one coaching session. Non-Clinical 101 was built based on my experience coaching dozens of clients, and seeing common threads pop up across the sessions. It does not, however, include one-on-one coaching. That said, I will be active at least twice a week in the Non-Clinical 101 Alumni Facebook group to help answer questions, I will constantly be updating the course with new information based on alumni feedback (and all alumni get lifetime access!), and I will offer discounted one-on-one coaching to course alumni.