Hybrid Refresher Course for Occupational Therapists

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Online component began on April 28, 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed the face-to-face session to a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11.

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refresher course

NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  60 Contact hours - 6 CEUs
Course fee: $1,229.95

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have changed the face-to-face session to a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11.

*** Do you need a clinical experience in order to obtain relicensure in your state? If so, contact Linda Maleitzke at lmaleitz@umn.edu

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.

“The course Instructors/faculty are hands down the best! Anyone out of practice, no matter how many the years, changing careers, or wanting to change practice areas are going to benefit from this Hybrid OT course!”


“The course gave me confidence and an awareness of areas that I need to continue to learn about. I cannot imagine trying to return to work without this course!”


“This was a totally comprehensive refresher course that provided me with the knowledge and confidence to return to practice. Being around other OTs that were in similar situations put me at ease and provided peer support. The instructors were competent, dynamic, and overall amazing! They were all very approachable as well. The availability of dorm housing was appreciated and the proximity to the classroom was very close. This a "must do" for OTs wanting to return to practice!”

Additional Info: 

The online modules opened on Tuesday, April 28 and will continue in a highly structured and mentored online learning experience of learning modules. Each module will provide an overview of current OT practice topics. After completion of 8 of the 9 modules, participants will continue with a synchronous Zoom format that will begin on Saturday July 11th (from 9:00 a.m. - noon and then 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.). The rest of the synchronous sessions will take place on Tuesdays throughout the summer. The Tuesday dates are from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. CST July 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and 11. The course will conclude with one additional online module to be completed after the synchronous sessions conclude. Participants should complete the first eight online modules prior to the first synchronous session on July 11th. Participants will have until the end of 2020 (if needed) to complete the remaining online module.