The Academy is the not-for-profit educational arm of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. We offer a wide range of accredited online and in-person courses, webinars, and hands-on programs with the common goal of improving patient outcomes. 

The Academy is committed to creating an inclusive, authentic and comfortable learning environment that celebrates and supports all learners. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality teaching that maximizes the recovery of all individuals, regardless of race, age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation/identity, ability, religion, language or culture. Above all, we believe that everyone should feel safe, respected and welcomed when attending our programs at the hospital or online. We encourage the sharing of experiences and perspectives so we can learn from one another, and from our varied points of view.


Download 2021 Academic Calendar: HERE

Featured Learning

Pediatric Gait Course

Pediatric Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management (OSKAR) Course + Advanced Course

Elaine Owens is back this Fall exploring typical and atypical patterns of standing, stepping and walking with full gait cycles, OSKAR. Explore live and on-demand options.

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Wearable Scensors Course

C-Star: Wearable Sensors in Rehabilitation - Free 2 Day Online Course

Join us online this October 26 and 27th, for our 1st C-Star course focused on using wearable sensors to effectively measure biometrics such as muscle health, movement, and vital signs in a rehabilitation population.

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Parkinson's Course

Parkinson's Disease: 8 Week Online Course

Join us this September for the return of our popular 8 week course exploring the progression of PD and its impact on patients and families. Join interdisciplinary clinicians for online discussions, cases, and lectures.

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Our Course Catalog

Learn from home! The entire 2021-2022 season is online.

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Save $15 on 3 Webinars, Save $10 on 2. Enter Code: SAVE5

Sign up for a live webinar and we will automatically enroll you in the on-demand version if you miss it.

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$ 500.00

Tag: Degenerative Diseases

$ 0.00


$ 700.00

Tag: Geriatrics

$ 650.00

Tag: Pediatrics

$ 150.00

Tag: Aphasia