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Cogent Steps, LLC, has created a new, two-day hybrid course with significant benefits for hosts and students.

We are pleased to share with you the summer issue of Endurance and Sports Medicine.

Residency/Fellowship director newsletter from ABPTRFE- April 2018

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act
This bill, passed out of the House in January, originally didn’t include PTs but our advocacy from the Sports Section, along with support from APTA staff, led to PTs being included in the list of eligible providers.

We are extremely thankful for the overwhelming support this legislation received, and are pleased to announce this bill has now passed through the Senate on June 29.

This legislation is imperative to gaining the necessary protections to allow us to continue to provide these crucial sports medicine services to athletes as they travel across the Country. Please email your Senators through APTA’s Legislative Action Center and request that they cosponsor this bill today!

EMR courses are now NATABOC approved for CEU’s.  AAPTS is an approved provider (approval number P754), Cogent Steps is here to deliver!

With your AAPTS Certificate from Cogent Steps, LLC, students will be granted NATA CEU’s.

Hands Only CPR 

Cogent Steps, LLC, is an independent, woman and service disabled veteran owned small business, serving as consultants for a myriad of related services under Emergency Management, including 
• education
• large venue event management
• international security cooperation
• cross cutting strategic planning  

Cogent Steps, LLC is an NATABOC provider offering the new Emergency Response for the Athlete as well as the Emergency Medical Response course for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy. Registrants may include students and licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy and physicians.

Cogent Steps, LLC also provides other services including sports medicine continuing education, consulting and training in emergency management, first aid, and Red Cross certified babysitting.

Cogent Steps, LLC is not an approved educational provider for firefighters and EMT professionals who need to complete training and testing for the national registry exam. 

Cogent Steps, LLC, is owned by I. Reid Bessenger and Michele Leavitt Weinstein, PT, MS, SCS, ATC. Cogent Steps, LLC Consultants have a depth of experience providing direct support to private clinics, universities, professional and national athletic organizations and other organizations. Cogent Steps, LLC bring their clients the skills and knowledge needed in the area of Emergency Management.

If your organization is interested in scheduling and Emergency Response for the Athlete or an Emergency Medical Responder Course at your facility, please contact Reid Bessenger of Cogent Steps, LLC at 703.971.4834 or by email at

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