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 Refresher Course 

NEXT OFFERING: JULY 2020

View the Course Schedule. 

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 

 


"This course provided a valuable review of current OT practice in many different settings. Completing this course made me excited to re-enter practice and piqued my interest in settings that I haven't worked in before."
"Content was comprehensive without being too overwhelming. The face-to-face portion was very beneficial for camaraderie and to personalize the educational experience."
"This course is an excellent opportunity in one place for Occupational Therapists from a variety of backgrounds and experiences considering re-entry to the field. It was an open, welcoming, and safe learning environment and provided a good overview on a variety of topics as well as good discussions. After completing online course and face-to-face session, I now have a plan on what I need to do to re-enter the field."
"If you are looking for a comprehensive return to work course, this one is it!"

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 April, 2020 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 the modules, participants will come to campus for 4 "face to face" days where hands on skills will be practiced. The course will conclude with 2 more online modules to be completed after the on campus experience.

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

Course fee: $1229.95
 
Course fee does not include lodging. Nearby hotels and dormatory 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, 2020 with will need to complete the coursework by July 8. The on campus days will be Thursday, July 9 - Sunday July 12, 2020. The course will then continue for two additional weeks online  and will be fully completed by July 31, 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.


CURRENT ON-DEMAND OFFERINGS


Upper Extremity Strength Evaluation and Intervention Refresher Course

hand therapy
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 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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