Online | 1 Year | Certificate for Academic Credit

School-Based Practice for Occupational Therapy Certificate

Deepen Your Practice As A School-Based Occupational Therapist

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9 Credits

3 Courses

12 Months

School-Based Practice for OT Certificate Highlights

Learn what you need to be up to date with current best evidence related to service provision, assessment, and evidence-based interventions. If you are a school-based OT you need to make sure you stay current with the evidence and best practices so you can offer the best care possible. 

This certificate program is specifically designed for school-based OTs. Learn what you need from other experienced occupational therapists. 

While this certificate is designed for school-based OTs, if you are an OT who wants to switch to school-based practice, this certificate can prepare you for success in your new roles. Learn all the best current evidence on school-based practice. Prepare to move into your new practice setting.

This certificate program is designed for working OTs The program is fully online and designed to be completed while working full-time as an OT. The certificate is designed to allow you to apply what you learn directly to your practice.

As an OT, it’s important to constantly further your education and knowledge of the evidence. This program is not formally set up for CEU’s–but many state licensing boards accept this kind of academic credit from an accredited university in lieu of CE’s.

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from an accredited college or university

  • One year of clinical practice.

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Program Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to help prepare you to be the best mental health counselor and offer the support your clients or patients need.

Learn different skills, content, and concepts that allow you to offer the best intervention or service as a school-based OTt.

Review current policies and funding resources for mental health, implications for practice, and discuss advocacy for occupational therapy in mental health programs as they related to educational environments. Make a difference in schools in regard to clients with mental health needs.

Dive into deeper research for identified disabilities and efficacious interventions to promote participation in educational/school-based settings. Explore sensory-based, emotion, and self-regulation and other related interventions as they relate to school-based settings and populations.

Refine your collaboration, ethics, reflective practice, and interprofessional education skills. Understand varying perspectives, and the synthesis of skills and knowledge in current, best-practice models for in school-systems for occupational therapy professionals. Elevate both your practice and yourself as an evidence-based professional.


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.