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Course series

WCS Preparation for the Pelvic Physical Therapist


  • 6.5 hours
  • NO CEUs for this prep


  • Immediate access to first month, content will be paced to match the test timeline
  • Unlimited access to course contents 


  • Pelvic PTs seeking WCS certification
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Step 1: Are You a WCS?

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Everyone is invited to watch step 1 for free to determine if this is the right course for you! 
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Description - This 30 min talk will discuss the qualification of a specialist and the steps to begin the certification process.  Practical information will be shared to help you decide if you are ready to begin application for WCS certification, writing of the case reflection, and how to begin studying for the exam.  

Method - Recorded zoom meeting and handout.  Free and open access for all.

Topics included

  • ABPTS resources and application, eligibility, case report

  • What does a clinical specialist look like?

  • Qualities of expert thought process and differential diagnosis and how to develop expert thought process 

  • Begin the study process

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Step 2: How to begin studying

Description - This 75 min program will discuss how to begin studying for the exam with practice ideas of how and what to study (and what not to study).  Level and difficulty of test questions will be reviewed.   

Method – Live recorded zoom call and handouts – Tues July 9, 2024 7 PM CST

Topics include

  • Exam Content (percentage of diagnosis, practice and assessment and more)

  • Level of test questions

  • How to structure study and start a study group

  • What to study and what not to study - articles, books, web sites 

  • Study methods

Be able to teach classes or work one-on-one!
Learn a new strategy for managing pressure systems!

Step 3: How to read and answer WCS test questions 

Description - This 75 minute program is focused on how to read and answer WCS test questions.  The first part of the program reviews ABPTS resources and tutorial.  We then talked about the overall structure of the test, types of test questions, test taking, and answer strategies. The last portion is focused on how to dissect a case question and discussion of three case questions with answer rational.
Method - Live recorded zoom call and handouts – Tues Sept 10, 2024 7 PM CST

Topics include 

  • ABPTS resources for test taking 

  • Test taking skills, Answer strategy 

  • Test anxiety

  • Overall test structure, Types of questions 

  • How to dissect a question

  • Practice questions


Session 1 - Obstetrics and Orthopedics
Session 2 - Bladder and Bowel
Session 3 - Pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction

Join me for Three hours of practice WCS case questions. Each one-hour session will discuss the thought process behind answering the questions presented. These discussions are not intended to
be a comprehensive review or coverage of topics. The primary goal is to experience the thought process and have some practice with case questions at the analysis and synthesis level of
questioning. Develop sharp test-taking skills with practice questions and discussion on the thought process behind the answer. Approaching questions correctly is essential to identifying
the correct answer, even if you know the material.

Video recordings are approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes each (total of 3 1⁄2 hrs). Each program includes PDF with questions to be discussed without answers so you can test yourself before listening to the recording and PDF of answers, thought process, and references. Topics cover 89% of the test.
Be able to teach classes or work one-on-one!
And an option to join a small group mentoring session with Beth! 

Email her at beth@bethshelly.com if you're interested!

Meet the instructor

Dr. Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Dr. Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, is a doctor of physical therapy and board certified in women's health and pelvic EMG biofeedback. Dr Shelly has been working in the field for over 30 years and has authored many chapters and professional articles and has taught many continuing education programs. She has been active in ICS on the Physiotherapy and Standardization Steering committees. Beth is co-chair of the recently published ICS standard terms for Pelvic Floor Muscle assessment and is an author of several other standard terms documents. Dr Shelly lectures to medical professionals all over the world and owns a private practice in the United States where she treats outpatients with all forms of pelvic floor dysfunctions. 
Beth completed board certification in women’s health (WCS) in 2010 and recertified in 2020.  For 11 years she has mentored those studying for the WCS exam and has developed many recorded study and educational programs for WCS preparation. 
Patrick Jones - Course author

BONUS: Live Office Hours with Beth Shelly

While all of the course content is pre-recorded, you can jump on any or all of these office hour sessions!  
Join Beth live for an hour of questions and answers to deepen your understanding of Pelvic Therapy. Bring your questions, cases, and queries. These sessions are intended to deepen thought processes and advance clinical practice.  Meetings will be held via Zoom and are open to all Pelvic Guru members free of charge. 

    • Session One - March 5th at 7PM CST - PFM Assessment
    • Session Two - April 2 at 7PM CST – EMG Assessment and Treatment
    • Session Three - May 7 at 7PM CST– Bladder Dairy Analysis and Treatment

Looking for other courses from Beth Shelly?

Buy these 3 courses as a bundle and save $200!


What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email courses@pelvicguru.com.
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.