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


Occupational Therapists(OT) or occupational therapy assistants (OTA)  who have completed an entry level OT or OTA education, at any time and need to complete continuing education in order to become licensed in their state,  OR currently licensed OTs or OTAs who wish to change area of practice.  

Educational Level: Introductory

Prerequisites: Graduate of an entry level OT program or entry level OTA program


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.


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.

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.


  • 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.

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 60 contact hours (6 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.


REFUNDS to learners are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of opening the course. No refunds will be granted after that. Contact ot-ce@umn.edu


All proceeds from this course go to the University of Minnesota Program in Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Program.  No individual instructors receive compensation from this course.  The University of Minnesota Program in Occupational Therapy does not endorse for its financial benefit the use of any specific assessments or other tools referenced in course content.

If you need accommodations for taking this course, contact ot-ce@umn.edu for more information.


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