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.

 

Hybrid OT Refresher Course 

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

*** Do you need a clinical experience in order to obtain relicensure in your state? If so, contact Linda Maleitzke 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 

“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!”

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 on Monday, April 27, 2020 with a synchronous “kick off” phone conference. The online modules will open on Tuesday, April 28 and will continue 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 8 of the 9 modules, participants will come to campus for four "face-to-face" days where hands on skills will be practiced. The course will conclude with one additional online module to be completed after the on-campus experience.

Course dates: Thursday, July 9 - Sunday, July 12, 2020.   

Course fee: $1,229.95
 
Course fee does not include lodging. Nearby hotels and dormitory 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 April 28, 2020 and will need to complete the eight online modules by July 8. The on campus days will be Thursday, July 9 - Sunday, July 12, 2020. Participants will have an additional two weeks to complete the 9th module online and will be fully completed by July 30, 2020.
 
Dormitory housing is available for the face to face portion of the course. Please see registration for dorm housing options. 

Free CEU with every first refresher course series enrollment!

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.


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