UPitt accepting applications for assistive technology course

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Continuing Education (RSTCE) is now accepting applications for its 2020 AT CERT course. The course will cover wheelchairs, communications devices and sensory aids in a blended online and hands-on learning format. “The AT CERT course is moving into its seventh year with more than 200 past attendees who have a near perfect pass rate on the RESNA ATP certification exam,” said Mark Schmeler, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, associate professor and AT CERT course director. Any professionals in the rehabilitation field who are interested in gaining a fundamental but comprehensive understanding of the field of AT, as well as preparing for the ATP exam, are encouraged to apply. The 2020 course will be delivered through online modules, case studies, evidence-based practice, best practice guidelines, model client assessments and presentations. Also part of the course: virtual conference calls every other week from January to May; and a two-day, hands-on lab workshop in Pittsburgh at its conclusion. Applicants will be notified by Dec. 1 of the status of their applications.