Continuing Professional Education

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a variety of continuing professional education programs for working healthcare professionals. Advance your career with a graduate-level certificate or non-credit micro-credential course. Courses are 100% online so you can study from anywhere in the world.

Join our email list to receive new course and deadline updates!


Micr0-Courses

Micro-courses are non-credit online short courses (16-30 hours) in specific content areas that run over approximate 6 week time-frames.

Diagnostic Imaging for msk disorders in primary care

Learn how to use diagnostic imaging for the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care settings.

Evidence based practice in stroke rehabilitation: finding AND appraising eviidence fast

Learn about current translational issues in stroke rehabilitation, and provide learners with critical appraisal skills and tools needed to find and evaluate evidence in stroke rehabilitation.

Lymphedema AND Chronic Edema Management

Learn about key topics in lymphedema and chronic edema management.

Common conditions in pediatric rehabilitation

Learn about updates on the theory and application of rehabilitation in children with common conditions. 

rehabilitation for children with disabilities

Learn about updates on selected technologies used in pediatric rehabilitation by health professionals.

level 1 Introduction to women's Pelvic Health 

Learn about the factors that impact continence and dysfunction.

Foundations of MSK Anatomy

An introduction to the musculoskeletal anatomy required for understanding human movement.

Physical Therapy Practice in the CND Healthcare System

Internationally Educated Physical Therapist (IEPT) will learn about Physical Therapy within the Canadian Healthcare System.

Wheelchair AND Seated Mobility

Helps rehab professionals understand the factors that impact manual wheelchair propulsions, seating, and positioning.

Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam

Learn to develop strategies for studying for and writing a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examination.

Neurorehabilitation for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about updates on practices and guidelines for the medical and rehabilitation management of neurological disorders

Geriatric rehabilitation AND healthy aging

Learn about updates in primary management strategies for healthcare professionals working with aging populations.

Spinal Cord injury Management for Healthcare Professionals

Learn about updates in medical and rehab management for healthcare professionals working with spinal cord injuries.

Vestibular AND Concussion Management for Healthcare Professionals

This two-part course is an update on vestibular pathologies and reviews rehabilitation management strategies.

Using Electronic health systems part I: Nuts AND bolts

Explore the electronic health system and its evolving role within healthcare, including the impact on quality and patient-centred care.

Using Electronic health systems part II: Integrating Data into Practice

Explores the use of data within a learning health system. Learner how to use data to drive improvement within their healthcare setting.

Integrating telerehabilitation into practice

Learn about updates in Telerehabilitation practice in the professions of Speech and Language Pathology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy. 

Infant Eating, Feeding, AND Swallowing: Theory & Clinical Application

Learn about updates to infant eating, feeding, and swallowing in the first year of life and the impact of preterm birth and medical conditions on the development of eating, feeding, swallowing, and behavioural organization. Opportunities for clinical application of theoretic content.

Community Rehabilitation: Allied Health Management of Chronic Conditions

Learn about updates in the rehabilitation care and support/monitoring for those with chronic conditions such as Frailty, Arthritis, COPD, and Long-COVID. 

Micro-course for clinical educators

Intended to prepare and support new and experienced clinical educators as they facilitate the growth of rehabilitation students during clinical/fieldwork practicums. 


Graduate + Non-Credit Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs are graduate-level, for-credit, fully online or blended delivery programs that offer a minimum of 117 hours of education.

Pain Management

The Certificate in Pain Management provides interdisciplinary groups an opportunity to address issues related to pain.

Stroke Rehabilitation

The Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation program provides high-quality education on best practices and evidence-based guidelines in stroke rehabilitation.

Sexual Health

The Certificate in Sexual Health program will help learners to learn best practices and become proficient in the sexual health field.

Bridging to CND physical therapy practice

This Bridging Certificate assists Internationally Educated Physiotherapists (IEPTs) to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards.

Francophone Practice for SLPs

An opportunity to learn about speech and language, alongside assessment and intervention materials for Francophone populations.


Other Offerings

Essential Skills in physical therapy practice - Labs for IEPTs

40 hours of on-campus clinical skills labs. A comprehensive physical therapy skills course that covers assessments and interventions for a wide range of practice areas.

Critical Thinking, Clinical Reasoning + Application in Canadian Occupational therapy

Supports internationally educated Occupational Therapists (OTs) to better understand clinical reasoning within the Canadian Practice context.

Alumni Professional Development Grant (for non-credit offerings)

The University of Alberta Alumni Professional Development Grant helps alumni achieve their career growth goals by removing financial barriers to high-quality, meaningful career education and personal growth opportunities. Alumni may be eligible to receive up to 75% of the registration fee for any non-credit course, event, or activity offered by the University of Alberta or its affiliates.