Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation Overview The accredited online Certificate in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation is designed for practicing clinicians in physical therapy and occupational therapy who wish to gain advanced understanding of the upper quarter, including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. The hand therapy certificate program consists of four courses offered in an online and weekend format that can easily be completed in one year. After successfully completing the four required courses, students receive a certificate of completion. Program director Dr. Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC, is a leading authority on hand therapy. She has directed and taught the hand and upper quarter rehabilitation program for 15 years and her work has been published in renowned journals and textbooks. The Hand therapy course curriculum is based on the most recent hand therapy practice analysis conducted by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC.) The HTCC oversees the certification process for qualifying occupational and physical therapists as "certified hand therapists" or CHTs. This Certificate of Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation is recognized by HTCC as a resource to assist with preparation for the CHT examination.View our program pamphlet for details on campus session dates and hotel accommodations.Drexel's hand therapy online program offers: Superior pass rate on the CHT examOnline coursework integrated with weekend laboratory sessionsLab activities include cadaver anatomy, orthotic fabrication skills, and examination techniquesA curriculum infused with the latest technology for online interactionCoursework that may be applied to other degree programsA two-year option available to ease financial resources and time constraintsFor questions, please contact:Mia Weiss Admissions Coordinator 267.359.5535 email@example.comJane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT Program Director 267.359.5549 firstname.lastname@example.org Curriculum Foundations of Practice Requirements PTRS 767Foundations in Hand Therapy4.0PTRS 768Upper Quarter Joint Pathology4.0PTRS 769Nerve Injuries of the Upper Quarter4.0PTRS 770Diseases That Affect the Hand4.0Total Credits16.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution A current US OT or PT licenseRequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResumeA copy of your current US OT or PT license (or registration for OT's in certain states) showing expiration dateAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $780 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. This program is not currently eligible for Federal Financial Aid, however, we offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a Certificate in Advanced Practice in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.