Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Optimizing Performance through Interprofessional Collaboration


The cost for this online course is $20. The estimated time to complete this course is 60 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a passing score of 75%.

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Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days from the date of enrollment to complete the course. The date your access expires will be indicated in the Course Summary box on this webpage.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.

Educational Need

It is well-known that patient-centered interactions in health care promote adherence to treatment plans and improved outcomes. Providing patient-centered care requires providers to involve patients in their health care decisions and empower them to live healthier lives. However, there is only so much that a provider can do from their medical office, and success ultimately falls on the shoulders of the patient to ensure they adhere to the treatment plan. 

It can feel impossible for a single provider to keep patients engaged once they walk out the office door. However, the good news is that many resources are available to help close this gap between providers and their patients, including other patient health care team members. If all team members take time to understand each other's roles, communicate with one another to establish clear goals, and support the patient with a united front, true patient-centered care and improved health outcomes are highly attainable. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the scope of practice for an Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist and the variety of roles they can serve within a health care team.  
  • Identify ways that Athletic Trainers are utilized to extend the reach of a clinic and provide proper direction of care. 
  • Examine how Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists work to help bridge the gap between patients and providers.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Recording date: April 7, 2022
Date of original release: April 18, 2022
Most recent review/update: April 18, 2022
Termination date: April 17, 2025

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Shannon Bauman, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med
Sports & Exercise Medicine Physician, Sports Medicine & Concussion Clinic, MidAmerican Energy RecPlex
Medical Director and Founder, Concussion North


  • Medical School: McMaster University
  • Specialty: Family Medicine, Queen’s University
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, McMaster University

Seth Light, ATC, CSCS
Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University


Mr. Light graduated with his athletic training degree from Coe College in 2014. He is credentialed by the National Athletic Trainers' Association as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and has also earned the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC, CMPT
Site Supervisor, Head Athletic Trainer, and Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy Clinic, Des Moines University



  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Clarke College, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Clarke College, 2008


  • Certified Level 1 Functional Dry Needling
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist
  • Certified ASTYM Provider
  • Certified First Aide / CPR

Accreditation Statements

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Shannon Bauman, MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med - Speaker
  • Seth Light, ATC, CSCS - Speaker
  • Lauren Mach, PT, DPT, ATC, CMPT - Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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