Certificate in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus
Calendar Type: Quarter
Maximum Time Frame: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

This program is for licensed physical and occupational therapists who work or aspire to work in early intervention, school-based therapy or other pediatric services and who seek to develop expertise in this field.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to enhance activity, participation and measurable outcomes for children and their families through the application of research, theory, and emergent knowledge to practice. Issues across the spectrum of care, for ages from birth to 21, are addressed and practitioners have the opportunity to enhance their comprehension of family and client-centered practice in a diversity of settings. The program incorporates philosophies of practice, issues of advanced clinical decision making, intervention and service delivery approaches, advocacy, and clinical leadership.

Students can tailor their studies and assignments to meet personal needs. Individualized assignments allow them to apply key themes and issues to practice. The program also offers physical therapists the opportunity and resources to prepare for specialty certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

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

Requirements
Select 12.0 credits from the following:12.0
Issues in Pediatric Health & Rehabilitation
Pediatric Decision Making
Pediatric Clinical Application
Selected Topics in Pediatrics
Foundations of School-based Practice
Advanced Competencies in School-based Practice

 

For more information, visit the College's Certificate in Pediatric Rehabilitation web page. To apply, please visit the program's Drexel Online webpage.

This program is for licensed physical and occupational therapists who work or aspire to work in early intervention, school-based therapy or other pediatric services and who seek to develop expertise in this field.

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