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Certificate for Advanced Practice in Hand Therapy

For: PT, OT


The goal of EIM’s Certificate for Advanced Practice in Hand Therapy is to develop highly skilled hand therapists who are leaders in the fields of occupational and physical therapy. Through clinical experience, mentorship, and didactic coursework taught by world-class Certified Hand Therapists, students develop advanced skills in the evaluation and treatment of the upper quarter and are well-prepared to sit for the Hand Therapy Certification Examination.

Outcomes

  • Create highly skilled hand therapists with advanced clinical competency in evaluation and treatment of the upper quarter.
  • Prepare occupational and physical therapists to take the Hand Therapy Certification Examination.
  • Improved therapists’ knowledge of current evidence and promote the use of evidence-based practice in daily clinical practice.
  • Enhance leadership skills to create master clinicians in the field of hand therapy.

OT accommodation statement

$8,700


Length: 15 months

FAQs

Admissions Info

  •  

    Jenna Thacker, OTD, OTR/L Certified Hand Therapist

    Program Director

  •  

    Alyson Ellis

    Clinic Director, TexPTS

    • EBP 6100 – Evidence-based Practice I
    • HNDT 6110 – Introduction to Hand Therapy, Tissue Healing & Orthoses Overview
    • HNDT 6540WI – Management of the Shoulder and Elbow
      • On-site: See course page for date and location details
    • HNDT 6530WI – Management of the Wrist, Forearm and Hand
      • On-site: See course page for date and location details
    • HNDT 6120 – Trauma, Edema, Wounds, Burns
    • HNDT 6210 – Nerve & Tendon Injuries
  • Choose two electives for your Plan of Study.

    • HNDT 6140 – Arthritis, Complex Injuries, and Amputations & Prosthetics
    • HNDT 6150 – Pediatric Disorders, Special Populations, & Industrial Rehab
    • HNDT 6160 – Imaging & Modalities

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