Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 16.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2308
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code:

Note: Effective Fall 2016, students will no longer be accepted into this certificate program.

The Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation program is designed for practicing clinicians in physical therapy and occupational therapy who wish to gain advanced understanding of the upper quarter, including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. This program consists of four courses offered online.

The curriculum is based on the most recent hand therapy practice analysis conducted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). The HTCC oversees the certification process for qualifying occupational and physical therapists as "certified hand therapists" or CHTs. This Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation is recognized by HTCC as a resource to assist with preparation for the CHT examination.

After successfully completing the four required courses, students receive a post-professional certificate of completion. The credits may be transferred into degree programs within Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Program Requirements

Foundations of Practice Requirements
PTRS 767Foundations in Hand Therapy4.0
PTRS 768Upper Quarter Joint Pathology4.0
PTRS 769Nerve Injuries of the Upper Quarter4.0
PTRS 770Diseases That Affect the Hand4.0
Total Credits16.0

Additional Information

For more information, visit the College's Hand Therapy Certificate web page. To apply, please visit the program's Drexel University Online web page.

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