Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Certificates

Specialize in Assistive Technology, Pediatrics, or Leadership.

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Specialize & Develop as an Occupational Therapist

Specialize, develop, and enhance your career options as an occupational therapist with our OT certificates. Get the professional development you need as you specialize in assistive technology, pediatrics, or leadership. Become a more successful and knowledgeable occupational therapist.

If you are interested in career advancement, effectively leading and managing a clinical team, or learning how to better serve your clients, you should take the first step with our certificate programs. After completing one of our OT certificate programs, you will be ready to think critically while analyzing research, build better treatment plans for your patients, and know how to implement best practices in a wide variety of OT practice environments.

Choose from 3 Certificates

Choose from 3 OT certificate options as you specialize further in your area of choice:

  • Assistive Technology Practice Certificate
  • Pediatric Practice Certificate
  • Leadership in Practice Certificate

Adapt various environments to become more accessible to clients. Build better treatment plans for young patients. Become an effective leader in a multitude of treatment settings.

Our certificate instructors bring years of experience in their fields of expertise to the classroom and are an excellent resource as you advance in your area of choice within your occupational therapy careers.

Transfer into our OTD Program

Are you interested in earning your doctorate? Credits from our OT certificate programs transfer directly into our Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. Make an easy transition from our OT certificates straight into your doctorate degree.

 

Designed for the Working OT

Our program is designed for you, the working occupational therapist. Most of our students are full-time working professionals with very busy schedules. We have students that have practiced for 10, 20, and 30 years, as well as students who have just entered the field. Our certificate programs are fully online and are mainly asynchronous.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CERTIFICATES

Assistive Technology Certificate

OT with young girl and assistive technology

Assistive Technology Certificate

Specialize in assistive technology. Prepare to meet the technological needs of your clients. Make a bigger difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities as you implement assistive technology; increase access to their environments and allow them to more fully live their everyday lives.

 

Our Assistive Technology Certificate will equip you to:

  1. Integrate clinical expertise and the best evidence available from systematic research to appraise and execute assistive technology solutions for clients with disabilities. 
  2. Demonstrate high curiosity, clinical reasoning, and continuous learning related to assistive technology. 
  3. Examine global trends in the taxonomy of assistive technology to influence occupational therapy practice. 
  4. Synthesize new learning through the creation of an assistive technology service plan.

Our faculty are certified in Assistive Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology.

Certificate Faculty: Lynn Gitlow, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, FAOTA

Pediatric Practice Certificate

OT with pediatric patient in a clinic

Pediatric Practice Certificate

Specialize in pediatrics. Prepare to meet the needs of your youngest patients and clients. This certificate will help therapists build a professional portfolio of treatment plans that can be applied to current and future clients. The Pediatric Practice certificate is ideal for pediatric practice specialists, occupational therapists who work in outpatient pediatric clinics and schools, or OTs with an interest in pediatrics.

Completing our Pediatric Practice Certificate prepares you to:

  1. integrate clinical expertise and the current best evidence available from systematic research to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for the pediatric population. 
  2. demonstrate high curiosity, clinical reasoning, and continuous learning related to pediatric practice in occupational therapy. 
  3. examine national trends related to service delivery in pediatric occupational therapy practice. 
  4. synthesize new learning through the creation of case-based projects.

Our Pediatric Practice Certificate is led by faculty who have several years of experience in occupational therapy pediatrics, who can assist you to deepen your pediatric practice.

Certificate Faculty: Amy Nwora, PhD, OTR/L & Lynn McIver, OTD, OTR/L

Leadership in Practice Certificate

OT in a leadership position

 

Leadership in Practice Certificate

Prepare for leadership and managerial roles. Move into administration or supervisory positions. Our Leadership in Practice Certificate teaches clinicians how to lead and motivate people through transformative leadership as well as how to effectively run occupational therapy businesses and clinics. If you have the desire to manage, lead, or run your own occupational therapy practice, the Leadership in Practice Certificate is a great option for you.

Completing this certificate will prepare you to:

    1. Build, adapt, and improve healthcare organizations for the 21st century. 
    2. Integrate leadership theory into administrative practices. 
    3. Mediate and manage communication at every level within the organized health system. 
    4. Develop foundational strategies for legal and ethical issues often faced by administrators of healthcare organizations.

    Certificate faculty are experienced in leadership and administration in healthcare settings.

    Certificate Faculty: Ellen Hudgins, OTD, OTR/L, ITOT

    OT Certificates Curriculum

    Our curriculum is designed to help you specialize in your practice as an occupational therapist in one of the following areas: assistive technology, pediatrics, or leadership. Develop yourself further as an OT.
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    Assistive Technology

    Our Assistive Technology Practice Certificate is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with an evidence-based foundation to meet the needs of clients through the use of technology to improve engagement in activities of daily living. RMUoHP is recognized by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) as a provider of assistive technology education.

    In our Assistive Technology Certificate you will take courses in the following areas:

    • Assistive Technology Taxonomy & Evaluation
    • Intervention & Environment Modifications
    • Implementation & Outcome Studies

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    Pediatric Practice

    Our Pediatric Practice Certificate is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with an evidence-based foundation to meet the needs of infants, children, and youth by addressing their physical, sensory, and cognitive functioning. Our course offerings are designed to align with pediatric service delivery in medical practice and in school systems. The learning you glean from the Pediatric Practice Certificate courses may also aid in the development of professional portfolios. These portfolios are required for the attainment of advanced credentialing, such as the School Systems Specialty Certification or the Board Certification in Pediatrics offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association.

    In our Pediatric Practice Certificate you will take courses in the following areas:

    • Examining Occupational Therapy’s Role with Children & Youth
    • Pediatric Occupational Therapy Service Delivery: School-Based Services, Medical Practices, & the Community
    • Sensory Processing, Social, & Behavioral Disorders: Addressing Participation in Occupation

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    Leadership in Practice

    Our Leadership in Practice Certificate is designed to broaden your perspectives regarding administration, practice management, entrepreneurship, and innovative leadership. The Leadership in Practice Certificate Program curriculum provides students a framework from which to understand and apply the principles associated with managing and leading programs. The American Occupation Therapy Association (AOTA) has approved the pilot of a Special Interest Section Community of Practice (CoP) dedicated to leadership. Dr. Ellen Hudgins, Director of the Leadership in Practice OTD Elective Track, is a co-facilitator of the AOTA Leadership CoP.

     

    In our Leadership in Practice Certificate you will take courses in the following areas:

    • Essentials of Practice Management & Administration
    • Best Practice for Organizational Development
    • Productivity & Profitability for Participation

    View Curriculum

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Winter 2022

    Priority Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
    Final Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
    Semester Start:  January 4, 2022

    Summer 2022

    Priority Application Deadline: March 7, 2022
    Final Application Deadline: April 4, 2022
    Semester Start:  May 2, 2022

    Fall 2022

    Priority Application Deadline: July 5, 2022
    Final Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
    Semester Start:  August 29, 2022

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited institution
    • One year of clinical practice in occupational therapy

    The University requires specific vaccinations for those who will be present on campus for University activities such as commencement, limited residencies, or on-site weeks. For a current list of these required vaccinations please see the University statement about vaccinations and exemptions (https://rm.edu/vaccination-statement/).

    Tuition

    ProgramSemestersCost Per CreditMinimum CreditsTotal TuitionOther Program Specific FeesVarious Lab, Equiptment & Association Fees throughout the programUniversity Resource Fee (per semester)Additional InformationProgram Requirments
    Master'sMaster of Science in Health Science (MSHS)Five or Six Semesters (20 - 24 months depending on curriculum choice)$59030$17,700

    Optional Thesis (3 credits in semester 6) $1770

    Thesis Commitee Fee $1050

    $36 per credit
    Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96750$48,350*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
    Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-PMHNP)Five Semesters (20 months)$96759$57,053*Lab Fee (NUR 654) $750$36 per credit

    *Note: Lab Fee will cover a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

    Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

    Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner (MSN-FNP/PMHNP)Six Semesters (24 months)$96777$74,459*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
    Master'sMaster of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP/ENP)Six Semesters (24 months)$1,03465$67,210

    *Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000

    **ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3,000

    $36 per credit

    *Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

    **ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester

    Master'sMaster of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)Seven Semesters (28 months)$1,017114$115,938$9,819$36 per credit

    *Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.

    Please refer to the MPAS program’s Program Costs policy for full details on tuition, fees, and other expenses.

    Master'sMaster of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology (MS MedSLP)Six Semesters (24 months)$99080$79,200$2,956$36 per credit

    Always refer to your curriculum schedule for the most up-to-date tuition payment schedule.

    Students choose elective courses, with variable credit loads. At least 6 elective credits required.

    Master'sMaster of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MHC)/Master of Science in School Counseling (SC)Seven Semesters (28 months)$70560$42,300Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit

    *Program requires student to complete 2 elective courses (6 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

    Dual‐degree program option exists: Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Masters of Science in School Counseling. This dual-degree option requires student to complete an additional 12 credits (72 credits total). This extends the program to 9 semesters or 36 months.

    *Dual‐degree program requires student to complete 1 elective course (3 credits total). Elective options are offered with variable timing and should be discussed with program advisor.

    Master'sMaster of Science in Athletic Training Practice (MSATP)Six Semesters (24 months)$59033$19,470$36 per credit

    *5 additional credits consist of HLA 620 (3 credits), ATH 720L (1 credit), ATH 730L (1 credit), which have variable timing.

    The Healthcare Leadership course – HLA 620 (3 credits) can be taken in any semester. The lab courses ‐ ATH 720L & ATH 730L (1 credit each) – need to be taken during an on-site summer immersion session. Students can choose which summer immersion session they attend, and only need to attend one session to complete their course of study.

    DoctoralDoctor of Medical Science (DMSc)Four or Five Semesters (16 - 20 months depending on curriculum choice)$76936$27,684Course Fee for HLA 620* $100$36 per credit

    *Students that select the Healthcare Leadership and Administration concentration track will have a course fee of $100 for the HLA 620 course which will be used to purchase a validated emotional intelligence assessment report.

    Students in the DMSc program (regardless of concentration track) choose between two curriculum models to complete the 36 credit hours: the Integrated Model and the Phased Model. Both curriculum models are designed so PA clinicians, educators, and administrators can continue professional work obligations while completing this degree. In the Integrated Model, students complete the practicum and applied scholarly project courses concurrently with the other didactic courses. Students may complete the Integrated Model in as little as four semesters. In the Phased Model, students complete the didactic courses before completing the practicum and applied scholarly project courses. Students may complete the Phased Model in as little as five semesters.

    PAs with bachelor’s degrees who have not previously completed a master’s or doctoral degree may enroll in the DMSc program and will be required to successfully complete the following additional courses that are offered by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

    HS 504 Research Methods (3 credits)
    HS 506 Data & Decision Making (3 credits)
    HS 507 Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)

    DoctoralDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Post-Master’s)Five Semesters (20 months)$96747$45,449Scholarly Project Fee (to be applied in semester 5 when completing project) $2000$36 per credit
    CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner (FNPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Four Semesters (16 months)$96730$29,010*Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
    CertificateEmergency Nurse Practitioner (ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Three Semesters (12 months)$1,17315$17,595*ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3000$36 per credit*ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester
    CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner/Emergency Nurse Practitioner (FNPC/ENPC) Certificate (Post-Master's)Five Semesters (20 months)$1,03445$46,530

    *Lab Fee (to be applied in semester 1) $1000

    **ENP Course Fees (ultrasound sim, EKG sim, disposable supplies) $3000

    $36 per credit

    *Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit).

    **ENP Course Fees are charged as $200 per ENP credit per semester

    CertificatePsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health)Four Semesters (16 months)$96739$37,713*Lab Fee (NUR 654) $750$36 per credit

    *Note: Lab Fee will cover a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)

    Tuition will vary depending on transfer credit awarded.

    DoctoralDoctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Eight Semesters (32 months)$861129$111,069$1,805$36 per credit*Up to 15 credits. No additional charge above 15 credits.
    DoctoralDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health SciencesNine Didactic Semesters and minimum of Three Dissertation Semesters (48 months)$94470$66,080Dissertation Committee Fee $3000$36 per credit
    DoctoralDoctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)Four Semesters (16 months)$92630$27,780$36 per credit
    DoctoralDoctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD)Seven Semesters (28 months)$97740$39,080Capstone Fee (for two committee members) $2360$36 per credit
    DoctoralTransitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)Three or Four Semesters (12 - 16 months depending on curriculum choice)$94824$22,752$36 per credit
    CertificateFamily Nurse Practitioner Certificate/Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (FNPC/PMHNPC)Five Semesters (20 months)$96757$55,119*Lab Fee(to be applied in semester 1) $1000$36 per credit*Note: Lab Fee will cover all program materials for onsite skills labs, use of onsite lab facilities, and a personal Welch Allyn equipment set (including ophthalmoscopes, otoscope, and aneroid blood pressure kit)
    CertificateHealthcare Leadership and Administration Certificate (HLA)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
    CertificateHealthcare Professions Education Certificate (HPE)$44012$5,280$36 per credit
    CertificateEmergency & Primary Care in Athletic Training Practice Certificate (EPCAT)$44010$4,400$36 per credit
    CertificateHealth & Wellness Coaching Certificate (HWC)$4409$3,960$36 per credit
    CertificatePost‐Professional Occupational Therapy Certificates$5009$4,500$36 per credit
    CertificatePsychiatry Certificate (for PA clinicians)$44015$6,600$36 per credit
    CertificateMental Health Couseling Certificate & School Counseling Certificate (MHCC)(SCC)$70515$10,575Counseling Student Resource Fee (per semester) $100$36 per credit

    Mental Health Counseling Certificate

    Mental Health Counseling: (2-3 courses, 6-9 credits required)Credits
    CO 650 Mental Health Care Systems3
    CO 671 Internship A - Mental Health3
    CO 672 Internship B - Mental Health3
    Mental Health Counseling Course Total:6-9
    Determined Courses: (2-3 Courses; 6-9 credits required)
    Deficit courses; based on transcript review and license requirements.6-9
    Determined/Deficit Course Total:6-9
    Total Certificate Required Credits:15
    Two-year deadline for program completion from the start date of the program

    School Counseling Certificate

    School Counseling Courses: (4 courses, 12 credits required)Credits
    CO 640 Foundation of School Counseling3
    CO 641 School Services, Administration & Evaluation3
    CO 642 Counseling Interventions for Student Success3
    CO 655 Field Work in Counseling3
    School Counseling Course Total:12
    School Internship Courses: (1 Course; 3 credits required)
    CO 673 Internship A - School Counseling3
    CO 674 Internship B - School Counseling3
    School Internship Course Total:3-6
    Optional Courses:
    Deficit courses; based on transcript reviewAs needed
    Optional Course Total:As needed
    Total Certificate Required Credits:15
    Two-year deadline for program completion from the start date of the program
    CertificateFunctional Nutrition Certificate (FNC)$44012$5,280$36 per credit

    UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

    AOTA Membership

    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is proud to be a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The AOTA is the national professional association that was established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
    Our AOTA membership demonstrates the commitment that RMUoHP has made to the occupational therapy profession, the continuing education of students, and our support for the consumers who need occupational therapy services.

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