LEVEL 1 COURSES
FUNDAMENTALS OF APPLIED PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
4 WEEKS ONLINE
This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Applied Prevention and Heath Promotion that can be applied universally across the spectrum of practice disciplines, settings, and lifespan served. Through this course, students will establish the skillset to begin implement principles of prevention and health promotion therapies in their current practice setting, as well as provide a framework to begin building a more refined skillset in this space based on particular areas of interest and opportunity.
Student will understand and be able to articulate the burden of non-communicable disease in America.
Student will explore common population health frameworks, models, and management approaches
Student will research, prepare and present a logical risk pathway, including relevant and contemporary supporting evidence.
Student will prepare and present at least 2 case studies, at varying levels of the social-ecological framework, that successfully integrate concepts learned.
NEXT COHORT BEGINS:
JANUARY 12th, 2020
7 WEEKS ONLINE
In this course, the speaker will introduce Fit4Work, an evidence-based program which supports physical fitness for youth with disabilities and enhances their potential for employment. This course will provide physical and occupational therapists in secondary and community settings with the foundational knowledge needed to develop vocational programs that maximize work opportunities for youth with disabilities. Participants will review ergonomic concepts and employment facilitators for youth with disabilities. They will learn how therapists can evaluate, analyze and remediate neuromuscular impairments that affect participation in work activities. They will have opportunities to discuss strategies that engage, collaborate, and train school staff to support program development. They will analyze their student cases to enhance their knowledge of the context, limitations and barriers faced by students, families and schools. They will develop strategies to support participation in real life activities that will improve vocational opportunities for youth with disabilities on their caseload.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Use health promotion concepts (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health [ICF] and an ecological approach (Person,-Environment- Occupation-Performance [PEOP] to support work capacity evaluation and intervention for youth with developmental disabilities.
Apply foundational ergonomic, fitness and work capacity evaluation concepts from the literature to individuals with disabilities in secondary settings.
Identify, practice, and reflect on at least 3 standardized assessment tools that can be included in a work capacity evaluation for youth with disabilities.
Design interventions and school programs that improve fitness and neuromuscular attributes of youth with disabilities that will increase their capacity to participate in work activities.
Identify strategies to collaborate, engage and support school staff.
NEXT COHORT BEGINS:
JANUARY 22nd, 2020
LEVEL 2 COURSES
APHPT CERTIFICATION COURSE
12 WEEKS ONLINE
This course is designed to prepare the student to enter into Prevention and Health Promotion Practice with particular emphasis on employers and populations. After completing the prerequisite foundations (APHPT Intro Course) course, students will work from the theoretical to the applied incorporating information from lifestyle coaching and care, population dynamics research as well as systems design. Students are certified through the Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies after successfully demonstrating their knowledge and understanding by designing and proposing a solution and “pitching” it to the class. This class incorporates a flipped classroom (recorded lectures and small group discussion) and emphasizes the critical thinking skills required to operate as a frontline professional working with populations to change health.
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