Advanced Course – IBITA certified2019-08-28T20:36:27+00:00

An advanced course must be on “the Bobath Concept” as applied to the treatment of Adults with Neurological Conditions.


  • Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, in possession of an IBITA recognized basic course certificate will be accepted as participants in an advanced course.


  • Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who attend and complete the advanced course will receive the IBITA certificate.
  • If a course-member is absent for more than one hour from an advanced course, the IBITA certificate will not be given.

Course Content and Description

  • An advanced course must be a minimum of one week of 35 hours of teaching. (one hour = 60 minutes)
  • The instructor/student ratio should be an optimum of 1:10 and a maximum of 1:12.
  • Should there be more than 12 course members, another instructor is required to assist
  • The maximum number of course members is 24.
  • Advanced courses must include:
    • Introduction of new material.
    • Extension of present knowledge and skills at a deeper level.
  • An advanced level course must include daily treatment of patients by each course member on a maximum student/patient ratio of 2:1.
  • Evaluation by the instructor: The instructor should be able to identify potential instructors and record students’ strengths and  weaknesses.
  • Advanced Course Learning Objectives (PDF)
  • Advanced Course Core Curriculum (PDF)
  • Advanced Course Evaluation Form (PDF)

Bobath Trained Therapist (IBITA Recognized)

  • Any therapist who uses the title/description, “Bobath Trained” or “Bobath therapist”, must have completed a Basic Bobath course and a minimum of two (2) IBITA Advanced courses, including one within the previous five (5) years.
  • Alternately, they must currently be an IBITA Instructor or IBITA Instructor Candidate.