Integrating Telerehabilitation into Practice

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An introductory course to Telerehabilitation practice in the professions of Speech and Language Pathology, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy.

The online course is 13 content hours delivered over a 6-week timeframe.

This course offers rolling enrollment.  Once course payment is confirmed participants will have 6 weeks of unlimited access to course materials. 

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Course Goals

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of telerehabilitation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current evidence surrounding the use of telerehabilitation in several contexts including SLP, PT and OT practice areas.
  • Understand and analyze the impact of COVID-19 on telerehabilitation.
  • Describe the necessary policies, privacy and safety considerations involved in implementing telerehabilitation services.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current and future technology and software developments associated with telerehabilitation practice.

Course learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of professional practice documents associated with telerehabilitation in the areas of SLP, PT and OT.
  • Be able to identify key documents/position statements directed at policy, privacy, and safety in the area of telerehabilitation.
  • Obtain knowledge surrounding technology in telerehabilitation including online video
    conferencing platforms (e.g., Skype for Business™, Zoom, Facetime, etc.).
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with telerehabilitation practice.
    Plan and create effective telerehabilitation assessment and treatment sessions.
Dan Gillespie

Course Instructor

Dan Gillespie is a physiotherapist and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta. He has worked for the past 10 years in a variety of practice areas including acute care, private practice, and community stroke rehabilitation. His research interests are in the area of telerehabilitation assessment and delivery. Dan has worked as an assistant lecturer in the Physical Therapy program at the U of A Augustana campus in Camrose, AB and has previously developed courses in telerehabilitation for rehabilitation medicine students at the U of A. 

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How to Apply

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Part 1 (online course): $100 Course Fee.

Payment at: Course Payment

A 100% refund of the $100 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course.

Course Offerings

Rolling enrollment.


The course content is delivered 100% asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection.


There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.


Upon completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.

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