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.

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.

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.

NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  60 Contact hours - 6 CEUs

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.

Introduction to Hybrid Course Design and Teaching in Health Professional Education

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

Children's Rehabilitation Building, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis MN

This interactive hands on course is designed for those who want to develop their skills as educators in online and hybrid environments.  The course will begin with some brief online preparatory activities, then participants will come to campus for a 5 day in person mentored experience. Over the course of the 5 days, participants will learn principles of online and hybrid course design and teaching as well as technology and resources for creating engaging learning activities. Participants will apply this knowledge daily in mentored lab experiences where they will design and create a learning module about a topic of their interest.

At the end of the seminar, each participant will have a e-portfolio of their work to take. In addition, participants will have access to the course platform for one year so they can go back to it to review their work, show others, etc.  Participants who successfully complete the course will receive 3 AOTA approved Continuing education Units (30 contact hours).

For more information and to register, visit the Course Registration page.