It is critical that rehab professionals working with adult clients with seating needs have a thorough understanding of the factors that impact manual wheelchair propulsion, seating, and positioning. This online course covers theoretical models guiding seating practice, client centered assessment, common wheelchair types, wheelchair set up for effective propulsion, common seating components, goal setting, and management of commonly encountered postural deformities.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the factors involved in adult client assessment and wheelchair/seating prescription. Content is delivered through online video lectures, demonstration videos, and required knowledge checks. In addition, participants have the opportunity to observe a complete seating assessment (demo) and complete a case study (assignment).
Course Times and Format
Now accepting applications for the course scheduled for March 9 - April 17, 2020 (no longer accepting applications for the October 2019 course).
The course is delivered using a distance format via e‐class external (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform) and consists of eight modules to be completed within six weeks. The majority of course content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time.
Upon successful completion participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.
Before you Apply
If you are an Alberta Health Services (AHS) employee (OT or PT working in a seating service), or work for an AHS partner organization (Covenant Health, Carewest, CapitalCare, Bethany Care) please contact Shawn Drefs at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you apply to this course as you may be eligible for an AHS bursary cover the full course costs.