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Specialty Tracks

Love the Water? Want to be Recognized?

Aquatic Therapy University (ATU) offers therapy professionals a tiered,
evidence-based progression of continuing education.

 

Aquatic Therapy Speciality Tracks

Aquatic Therapy University is a provider of live and distant continuing education for healthcare providers who are already licensed or otherwise recognized to practice in their states and countries. We are recognized as having courses certified for CCUs by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Our classes are also approved through multiple state PT, OT and SLP state boards, and other entities. We are currently seeking renewal as a BOC approved provider for the Athletic Trainer. Ask us about your state's requirements.

Declare your track now!

ATU enables physical medicine & rehab professionals to map out their continuing education pursuits on a 2-5 year plan. Physical therapists and other providers can seek an ATU Certificate of Advanced Recognition in any one of 4 specialty tracks, including a General Studies option.

Each class contains a minimum of 8 hours of lecture and 8 hours of pool lab (worth 1.6 CEUs or more). These credits can all be applied to a final 84-hour ATU Certificate of Advanced Recognition in any of the Tracks listed below.

Prerequisites:
ATU courses are taught with the assumption that attendees have at least an entry-level degree or its equivalent in experience. No time is spent on the underlying principles of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Classes are open to physical therapists and PTAs, occupational therapists and OTAs, and (some classes) speech therapists. Other professionals who are legally permitted to perform aquatic therapy may also attend seminars with the assumption that each professional is required to only apply knowledge within his or her scope of practice. Only PTs, PTAs, OTs and OTAs can seek recognition through the Aquaticist Certificate training.

Sample ATU Coursework:
Students must log a minimum of 5 classes in a single track, plus take a 4-hour Boot Camp module. For more information on what classes must be taken, see
ATU Certificate Path.

TRACK DESCRIPTIONS

 Prefix  Track  Description  Hrs
GS General Studies Primers, refreshers, surveys, multi-disciplinary, instructing, classes taken in multiple tracks 84
MS Musculoskeletal Studies Spine, neck, hip, knee, shoulder, etc. 84
PS Pediatric Studies Developmental delay, Birth-3, neonatal, autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, athletes etc. 84
GE Geriatric Studies Balance, CVA, osteoporosis, gait, arthritis, Parkinsons, cardiopulmonary disease, etc. 84

 

CURRICULUM MAP

Pre-Reqs
GS701
Boot Camp
GS721
Survey

 

Musculo Peds General
Studies
Geriatrics
MS751
Primer
PS751
Primer
GS751
Primer
GE751
Primer
MS801
EBAT
PS801
EBAT
GS801
EBAT
GE801
EBAT (Proctocols)
MS811
Hip/Knee
    GE811
Hip/Knee
MS812
Back
     
MS813
Shoulder+Neck
    GE813
Shoulder+Neck
  PS821
NDT
  GE821
Bedroom
MS822
Closed Chain
    GE831
Cardio/Pulmo
  PS831
ASI
  GE832
ASI Lifespan
  PS832
CP
GS832
Cancer
 
      GE851
Balance
MS861
Female
  GS861
Female
GS861
Female
       
       
  PS891
Speech

GS901
I Want toTeach!

 

 


 

 

"I want you to know I rarely saw kiddos in the pool and after the course, I now have a full day in the pool and love it! Thank you again!"

Shauna Lonski, PT
Sanford Health

 

 

 


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