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.

Current professional development offerings in our online OT Refresher Series:

School-Based OT Practice

ot refreseher school-based practiceThis course includes information about best practice in applying the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition and intervention strategies for children with autism, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders in the school setting.

3 week online course - On-going registration - REGISTER NOW!
Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEU): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU): 20

New! Occupational Therapy Approaches for Neurocognitive Disorders Refresher Course

alzheimersThis online course is designed for occupational therapists who are interested in learning about the role of an OT working with older adults with cognitive disorders, specifically Alzheimer's disease.
(Online, available Spring 2017)

New! Introduction to Hybrid Teaching and Course Development

refresher-hybridThis hybrid course is designed for those who want to learn best practices in creating and delivering educational content in a hybrid model. 
July 22-28, 2017

Occupational Therapy Face to Face Refresher Training (classroom-based)
refresher face to face Update Dec. 2016: The annual OT Face to Face Refresher Course is currently being updated and revised. It will be available again in 2018 as a hybrid (combination of face to face and online ) offering. Email Linda Maleitzke ( for more details!

Also check out our current and upcoming online offerings on this page to help you obtain the necessary continuing education units to maintain or re-instate your professional credentials.

Pediatric Medical-Based Practice

med-based ot practiceExplore the roles of OT in pediatric medical settings and best practices as outlined in the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition. Connections to child and family centered care, reimbursement, and ethical considerations in practice will be examined. 

3 week online course - REGISTRATION OPEN!
Contact hours: 16
AOTA Continuing Education Units (CEU): 1.6
NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU): 20

New! Upper Extremity Strength Evaluation and Intervention Refresher Course

med-based ot practiceThis online course was created to review entry-level knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and design interventions for remediation of upper extremity strength deficits.
(Online, available Spring 2017)

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