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.

2018 CAHP Commencement

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

2106 4th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55455       


Where do graduates register for Commencement?

  • Info will be sent via your U of M email account

When should I arrive at Ted Mann Concert Hall?

1. GRADUATE CHECK IN: Students must check in onsite, dressed in regalia and ready for pictures no later than 10:00 a.m.

a. Students are excused from clinical rotations and classes to participate
b. If applicable, please ask your employer to be excused to participate in this celebratory event!

2. GUESTS: Doors to the auditorium will open at 10:00 a.m. for guest seating

3. PARKING: Parking is available in the 21 st Avenue Ramp or the 19 th Avenue Ramp or Lot 94. Please refer to the campus map for full
details: http://campusmaps.umn.edu/

When will the processional begin?

  • Promptly at 11:00 a.m.
  • Ceremony will last up to 90 minutes
  • Class photos will be taken at 10:00 a.m. prior to the ceremony, so please make sure to arrive BEFORE 10:00 a.m.

How many guests may I invite?

  • Seating is unlimited, but we request that you inform us if you will have more than 10 guests
    • An R.S.V.P. survey will be sent to your U of M email account as we get closer to Commencement
  • If you need assistance with a VISA for family for friends to attend Commencement, please contact CAHP Student Services at cahpadv@umn.edu

What are the disability accommodations at Ted Mann Concert Hall? 

  • There is a half circle drop off area in front of the building; Guests can be dropped off in this area and access the building via the power door entrance
  • There is ample wheelchair accessible seating within the auditorium
  • The building includes an elevator and adapted restrooms

Where do graduates order regalia?

  • University of Minnesota Bookstore
    • Order here; We encourage you to order by: November 9, 2018 to ensure delivery in time for Commencement


  • Individual photos of each graduate will be taken by Lifetouch Photography immediately after each graduate walks across the stage; individual and class photos will be available for purchase online
    • You will receive information about how to order your photos from Lifetouch via your U of M email account
  • Guests may take flash photos and video during the ceremony

Dress Code

  • Please dress in business attire; wear comfortable shoes; for your comfort, suit jackets are not suggested under academic regalia

NOTE: If you, or your guests, require a sign language interpreter for the Commencement Ceremony, please contact Linda Maleitzke
at lmaleitz@umn.edu by Friday, November 2, 2018.

For more information, view the 2018 CAHP Commencement flier (pdf).