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  • PTA Advanced Proficiency Program: Geriatric

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    Geriatric Program Overview:
    Upon completion of this program you will receive 60+ contact hours of continuing education courses on discipline and content specific topics. Over 60 hours of continuing education classes which include both didactic/cognitive materials as well as hands-on, lab format material. You will receive 30 mentoring hours from a Geriatric specialist. Lastly you will have all knowledge and skill assessment tools needed to complete the APTA APP Program Portfolio.

    Admission Requirements:
    Successful enrollment into the APTA’s Advanced Proficiency Geriatric Pathway Program through online application process on the APTA website. 

    • Enrollment will open in 2018

    Curriculum:
    The program curriculum covers everything from exercise prescription for the older adult to management of Osteoporosis. Below are a list of courses you will be expected to complete.

    • Therapeutic Exercise Dosing for Patients with Orthopaedic Dysfunction
    • Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult
    • Osteoporosis: Identification, Treatment, Prevention, and Management
    • PTA Geriatric Foundations (this will be a unique class directed specifically to PTA’s)