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Rehabilitation Science Certificate

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Certificate Highlights

Evidence-based Approaches

The Rehabilitation Science certificate is designed for individuals who desire to advance their health science knowledge in physical rehabilitation. The focus is on evidence-based approaches to tissue healing, therapeutic interventions, movement assessment, motor control, and corrective exercise.

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Take the first step toward earning your master’s or doctorate degree. Credits transfer directly from our Health & Wellness Coaching Certificate to either our Master of Science in Health Science or PhD in Health Science programs.

 

Designed for Working Professionals

Learn while you continue working. Our certificate program is completely online; the structure and pace is designed specifically with busy professionals in mind. Practice what you learn at your own place of employment with feedback and guidance from our student-centered faculty.

Curriculum

At the completion of the Rehabilitation Science certificate program the student is expected to:

1. Advance their knowledge of connective tissue, healing, and implications for rehabilitation.

2. Examine evidence-based, objective measures of movement patterns, proprioception, flexibility, and strength required of individuals engaged in physical activity.

3. Create a progressive rehabilitation program based on current evidence and centered on restoring movement through corrective techniques.

4. Develop an integrative approach to selecting and using therapeutic interventions based on best practice.

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Credits

This course provides an overview of connective tissue injury including degenerative processes, healing, and rehabilitation implications. Understanding of the relationships among connective tissues such as bone, ligaments, cartilage, capsule, tendon and muscle on a micro and macro level will be emphasized. Sports injuries, issues of aging, and rehabilitation principles in special populations will also be included. These principles will be applied to treatment procedure choices in rehabilitation.

Offered Fall Semester

This course will expose students to cutting-edge topics in rehabilitation clinical practice to develop an integrative approach to selecting appropriate evidence-based therapeutic interventions. Emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic management of mild traumatic brain injury, cardiac conditions, and orthopedic injury. Students will analyze current research to examine evidence-based techniques, indications and contraindications, preventative measures, and operational protocols for interventions relative to progressing through healing and restoring normal function and a highly competitive state for physically active individuals. Treatment effectiveness, patient satisfaction, return to activity decision-making, and critical assessment of evidence concerning patient care will be emphasized.

Offered Winter Semester

This course focuses on examining and analyzing scientific principles related to the mechanical understanding of motor control and the human body in motion. Emphasis is placed on principles of motor control, mobility, stability, movement patterns, and neurodevelopmental progression for patients undergoing rehabilitation. The goal is to develop a sequential and progressive rehabilitation program based on current evidence centered on restoring movement through corrective techniques.

Offered Fall Semester

The purpose of this course is to examine evidence-based, objective measures of movement patterns, proprioception, flexibility, and strength required of individuals engaged in physical activity. Students will be exposed to injury prediction/prevention research and gain clinical skills in performing a comprehensive movement assessment. Factors contributing to movement dysfunction will be identified, and techniques for movement assessment will be outlined and discussed. Through a case-based format, students will formulate and present an intervention plan to address movement dysfunctions found during functional assessments that build on the basics and focus on movement constructs that will minimize future injury risk.

Offered Summer Semester

Semester Dates

Fall 2024

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Date

Priority Application Deadline
7-8-2024
Final Application Deadline
8-12-2024
Semester Start
9-3-2024

Winter 2025

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
11-11-2024
Final Application Deadline
12-16-2024
Semester Start
1-6-2025

Summer 2025

Type

Date

Priority Application Deadline
3-10-2025
Final Application Deadline
4-14-2025
Semester Start
5-5-2025

Admission Requirements

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a health/wellness-related field.

Tuition & Fees

2024

2025

Cost per Credit
$450
$450
Total Credits
12
12
Total Tuition Cost
$5,400
$5,400
*Other Program Fees
*University Resource Fee
$39 per Credit (Up to 15 credits per semester)
Tuition is due 2 weeks after the start of each semester
*Fees may be subject to change.

Program Fees Details

This program is not eligible for Federal Student Loans. Private Loan options are available.
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