Certificate in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.2308
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1123
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Note: Effective Spring 2017, students will no longer be accepted into this program.

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 provides physical and occupational therapists with advanced knowledge and skills to develop expertise in the field of pediatric rehabilitation.

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.

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

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
Term 1Credits
PTRS 740
or 780
Issues in Pediatric Health & Rehabilitation
Foundations of School-based Practice
 Term Credits4.0
Term 2
PTRS 760
or 781
Pediatric Decision Making
Advanced Competencies in School-based Practice
 Term Credits4.0
Term 3
PTRS 761Pediatric Clinical Application4.0
 Term Credits4.0
Total Credit: 12.0
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