The Continuing Professional Education program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA), has reportedly been reaccredited for five years by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET is described in a USA media release as an organization that sets the standard for excellence in continuing education with its rigorous reaccreditation process.

The University of St. Augustine offers more than 100 specialty certifications, in-person seminars nationwide and pre-recorded webinars for physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants and other healthcare providers. Attendees can earn continuing education units (CEUs) they may be able to apply toward the licensure requirements in their profession.

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According to the university’s recent media release, several new offerings have been added to USA’s Continuing Professional Education program. They are as follows:

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Improving Treatment Outcomes, is designed to cover the use of a goal-directed treatment with an animal used as a key part of the process. This in-person seminar explores the history, theory and research outcomes related to animal-assisted therapy, and the use of dogs as therapeutic tools.

A video that describes the seminar is available online

Exercise Strategies and Progression for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction, is designed to share exercise strategies for conditions that affect the spine and limbs and are commonly encountered in an outpatient orthopaedic clinic. The exercise interventions are described by the university as being grounded in current research and immediately applicable to participants’ work in the clinic.

“We work to ensure that our continuing education program includes topics that are relevant to people who work in physical and occupational therapy professions, with the assurance of high standards and learning formats that meet the needs of all types of learners,” said Lori Hankins, director of continuing professional education. “Our IACET reaccreditation gives us that gold seal of approval that many professionals look for.”

[Source: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences]