Professional Development

Continuing Professional Education

AOTA logoThe University of Minnesota's Program in Occupational Therapy offers a variety of opportunities to advance your career with continuing professional education in a welcoming, supportive environment.

New for 2018!! Free CEU with every first refresher course series enrollment!

Beginning January 1, 2018, your first registration for a course in the OT Refresher series will include the free CE course 'Foundations of OT".  This course provides an up- to- date look at the OT Practice Framework;  an overview of contemporary OT theory; the new AOTA Occupational Profile and other up to date information about health care and the profession.  

AOTA Classification Codes: Category 3: Professional Issues:Legal,Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Supervision

Note: this course may only be taken once, and must be completed within 30 days of completion of the initial refresher course to which it is attached.  Once completed, participants will earn 3 additional contact hours.


CURRENT ON-DEMAND OFFERINGS


NEW! Upper Extremity Strength Evaluation and Intervention Refresher Course

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3 week online course
Contact hours: 4
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.4
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Category 2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes.

REGISTRATION OPEN 


NEW! Autism: An Overview for Parents and Professionals

This course was designed as a means to provide an online review to both parents and professionals about the current status of autism spectrum disorders. This course is co-facilitated by Dr. Leann Shore, Assistant Professor, Autism Specialist and Hunter Melius, Medical Student, AUA Medical School, and young man diagnosed with ASD in early childhood. Hunter is currently 26 years old. The course will address definitions of autism, risks, potential causes, and prevalence. A historical discussion is provided including timelines of the first indicators of ASD. Trends in screening, diagnosis, and intervention are reviewed.

Through completion of this course, the learner will be have a foundation of ASD and be able to...

  • understand the neurologic cornerstone 
  • describe the potential causes 
  • recognize the current prevalence 
  • explain potential risk factors 
  • identify historical timelines
  • differentiate child find, surveillance, screening, & case-finding
  • discuss signs and symptoms of autism
  • compare and contrast the difference between medical diagnosis and school labels
  • critique evidence-based intervention methods

3 week online course
Contact hours: 2
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 0.2
COST: $49.00

Opening SOON!


School-Based OT Practice

school based setting3 week online course
Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 20
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Performance Patterns, Context and environment; Category 2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes. Category 3: Professional Issues:Legal,Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Contemporary trends and issues, Supervision

On-going, open registration - REGISTER NOW!


Pediatric Medical-Based Practice

medical based image3 week online course
Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Developmenty Units (PDUs): 20
AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT: Client Factors, Performance Skills, Performance Patterns, Context and environment; Category 2: OT Process: Evaluation, intervention, activity and occupational demands, outcomes. Category 3: Professional Issues:Legal,Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Contemporary trends and issues, Supervision

On-going, open registration - REGISTER NOW!

UPCOMING OFFERINGS

 

Introduction to Hybrid Course Design and Teaching in Health Professional Education

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Contact hours: 30
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 3.0
Next offering to be announced. 

 
 

Click to view our Continuing Education presentation to learn more about the benefits of our interactive online courses.