Graduate Certificate Program in Physical Therapy
The Department of Physical Therapy offers a graduate certificate program in:
Graduate Certificate Application Form (pdf)
Departments and programs participating in the certificate include Physical Therapy, Work Environment, Nursing, and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology
Dr. Sean Collins, P.T., Sc.D., C.C.S.
In the prevention and management of chronic disability, this certificate is designed to augment the preparation of researchers and/or clinicians with an appreciation of the interactions among personal attributes, clinical disease features, and socioeconomic and working conditions. Students will examine the ‘state of art’ theoretical perspectives in disability outcomes. They will develop advanced knowledge and skills in their chosen areas of expertise, including disability evaluation; design and conduct of epidemiologic studies of disease outcomes and their risk factors; evaluation and control of relevant environmental factors that affect work and health outcomes; and development and analysis of strategies for the improvement of disease outcomes, based on public and private policy alternatives.
The certificate is designed for students with a background in engineering, public health, clinical services, community programs or psychology. Through the program students complete a core of six credits in courses specifically oriented to Disability Outcomes and six additional elective credits (chosen with their advisor) in the participating departments (see below).
Required Courses (3 credits each):
34.510 Models and Measurement in Disability
19.579 Disability Outcomes and Interventions
Elective Courses (3 credits each):
[choose two courses]
19.575 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics
19.638 Methods of Work Analysis
19.542 Human Factors
19.610 Exposure Assessment
19.643 Healthy Work Organization
32.604 Health Data Analysis
32.625 Health Policy
33.552 Social, Cultural and Policy Issues in Health Care
33.601 Research Utilization
Or other elective with approval of the Certificate Program Coordinator.