Hybrid Refresher Course for Occupational Therapists


The 2024 course session dates:

Participants begin the course in an online, asynchronous and self-paced supported environment to learn about current evidence and intervention approaches and later join their peers in an on campus session to practice hands-on skills. Learners should plan to complete the online portion of learning by July 15.

Four-day face-to-face session on the University of Minnesota campus: July 18-21, 2024

Deadline to register for the full course has been extended to 5/31/24!

Registration open!

NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  64 Contact hours - 6.4 CEUs (this includes 40 hours of online course work and an additional 24 hours face to face)

COST: Course fee for both online portion and 4-day face to face labs: $1,499.00

AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes. Category 2: Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues; Supervision, Contemporary Trends and Issues, Supervision.

The University of Minnesota is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, provider #7872.  This online course is  offered at 64 contact hours (6.4 AOTA CEU's). Course level: Introductory level. Categories: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery; Professional Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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)
  • 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.

Session including both the online portion as well as the four-day in person portion:

NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  64 Contact hours - 6.4 CEUs (this includes 40 hours of online instruction plus 24 hours face to face)
COST: Course fee is $1,499.00.

At this 4 day onsite experience, learners will engage in hands-on activities as well highly interactive small group activities around the following topics:  

The OT Practice Framework; The Occupational Profile; OT Outcome Measures; Documentation and Goal writing;  Wheelchair and mobility lab; Splinting lab; OT Practice with Older Adults across settings; Practice in Mental Health across settings; Practice with Children and Youth across settings;   Driving; Health Care Systems; Policy; Returning to practice.

Additional Info: 

Please contact Leann Shore at [email protected] if you have questions about the course.

Refunds: Refunds will not be granted on the day of course opening or thereafter, May 13, 2024. 

Students at a refresher course