OT Events

Course: Introduction to School-Based Practice


schoolThis course is designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge about the role of OT in school-based settings. It provides information about current legislation affecting practice including IDEA and the evolution of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The course includes information about best practice including the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition and practice strategies with children with autism, learning disability, and behavioral disorders. Cultural diversity and issues of ethical practice are included in the review of the referral process from screening to evaluation to IEP planning.

Offered on a continuous on-demand open schedule. For more information and to register, visit learning.umn.edu.

Seeking Persons Post-Stroke with Limited Use of Their Affected Arm

Have you had:
  • A stroke 3 months or longer ago?
  • Strength/range of motion limitations in your affected arm?

You may be eligible for a study that seeks to investigate the usefulness of a forearm rotation splint that may assist you manage daily activities more easily. The treatment sessions are guided by the occupational therapy task-oriented approach.

Study duration: 15 weeks
  • 6 weeks at your home and
  • 3hrs/week treatment for 6 weeks at Room 520, Children Rehabilitation Building, East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota
  • No cost to participate and
  • You will be reimbursed for travel

If you have questions or would like to sign up for a screening session, please contact:

Chih-Huang (Jeffrey) Yu
Office: (612) 626-2443
Email: yuxxx648@umn.edu

Approved by UMN IRB March 8, 2017.

Course: Pediatric Medical Based OT


child in hospital This course was designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge of the roles of OT in pediatric medical settings. We will guide you through the occupational therapy process of referral, evaluation, documentation, intervention planning and discharge. You will explore child and family centered care, reimbursement, and ethical considerations in practice. Best practice, learner friendly and state-of-the art instructional design supports learner and instructor communication.

Offered on a continuous on-demand open schedule. For more information and to register, visit learning.umn.edu.

5TH Annual State of OT Forum: Success Stories: The Power of OT

Saturday, March 24, 2018 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm

Weisman Art Musuem


Saturday March 24, 2018
Riverview Gallery, Weisman Art Museum
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact hours: 2

Join us for this annual conversation facilitated by a panel of local clinicians from a variety of practice areas. This year’s topic is ‘Success Stories: The Power of OT”. Come hear stories of innovation, problem solving and OT at its best across a variety of practice areas. You will have opportunities to listen and share ideas with others in your area of practice, plus get an update of what’s going on locally and nationally in the profession.

Event Schedule:

4:00 Check-in and Social Hour
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Discussion
8:00 - 9:00 Networking

Early-bird price: (before February 16, 2018) - $55 per person
Regular price: $65 per person (registration deadline is March 16, 2018)
Did you take a Level II fieldwork student in 2017? If so, you can register at the early-bird price of $55/person!
Cost includes three-course dinner and 2.0 AOTA-approved continuing education contact hours

Hybrid Refresher Course for Occupational Therapists - newly revised and new format!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:30pm

Online and on-campus at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. On campus days will be Thursday, July 12 - Sunday, July 15, 2018.


View the Course Schedule.

This 'introductory-level' course is designed for occupational therapists who want to:

  • Return to practice,
  • Change their area of practice,
  • Further develop their practice skills,
  • Earn contact hours/NBCOT Professional Development Units(PDU), 1 contact hour = 1.25 PDU,
  • Reinstate their Minnesota License when lapsed for 4 years or more

Course Outcomes: 

  • Gain confidence in knowing the basics of occupational therapy.
  • Gain confidence in performing skills needed for occupational therapy interventions.
  • Develop a network of resources to further their practice in occupational therapy (faculty, colleagues, texts, internet).
  • Gain confidence in re-entering the workforce or changing an area of practice.

Additional Info: 

Participants will begin the course May 1, 2018 in a highly structured and mentored online learning experience of weekly modules. Each module will provide an overview of current OT practice topics. After completion of the modules, participants will come to campus for 4 "face to face" days where hands on skills will be practiced. The course will conclude with 2 more online modules to be completed after the on campus experience.

Course dates: May 1, 2018-July 31, 2018

Course fee: $1229.95
Course fee does not include lodging. Nearby hotels and dormatory rooms are available. Please contact Linda Maleitzke at lmaleitz@umn.edu Linda if you have questions about housing. Participants will be given access to the online portion of the course beginning May 1, 2018  with will need to complete the coursework by July 8. The on campus days will be Thur July 12-Sunday July 15th. The course will then continue for two additional weeks online  and will be fully completed by July 31, 2018.

Dormitory housing is available for the face to face portion of the course. Please see registration for dorm housing options.