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

Outline of Topics Covered: 

  • Introduction to Course
  • Module 1: Foundations of Contemporary OT Theory and Practice
  • Module 2: Adult Clinical Conditions Review 
  • Module 3: UE Strength and ROM Assessment and Interventions Review
  • Module 4:  Sensation Testing and Interventions; Edema Testing and Interventions; Orthotics Review
  • Module 5:  Functional Mobility Review; Basic Compensatory Strategies for ADL and IADL
  • Module 6: Overview of Pediatrics 
  • Module 7: Adult Neurorehabilitation Overview
  • Module 8:  Psychosocial Approaches; Behavioral Health
Face to Face Session Topics Covered On Campus July 13-16 2023:
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.


  • 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.


NBCOT Professional Development Units (PDU) - 75 PDUs
AOTA Continuing Education Units -  60 Contact hours - 6 CEUs
COST: Course fee is $1,229.95

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.

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