RMUoHP Continuing Education Programs
Continuing education courses for health professionals are offered by RMUoHP regularly.
Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
The Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate Program was developed for registered nurses with a master’s (or higher) degree in nursing or a health related specialty who wish to expand their nursing practice to the role as an FNP. The mission of the FNP certificate program is consistent with the University mission. It will develop clinicians who can manage care and participate in system change through identification of best practice in the care of the family. Graduates of this program will increase their contribution to healthcare through the knowledge and skills developed in this program.
As with the other nursing programs within the University, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and hold a current unencumbered license in his/her state of residence. At least one year of clinical experience is preferred.
The Domains and Core Competencies (National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), 2012), and the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs, 4th edition (National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education, 2012) were used to frame the requirements of the FNP track. The program of study includes courses in advanced physical assessment, advanced pharmacology and advanced pathophysiology. The program also includes content in health promotion and disease prevention, differential diagnosis and disease management. Students complete 44 credit hours that include 750 clinical hours.
Graduates will be eligible to take national certification exams and apply for licensure in advanced practice nursing as an FNP. This program does not lead to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Learning Design in Healthcare Education Graduate Certificate
The vision of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) is to advance the quality, delivery and efficacy of healthcare.The Learning Design in Healthcare Education Graduate Certificate is designed to provide a foundational basis to those individuals seeking employment or advancement in a setting of higher education, community education programs and serving in clinical education venues. The program provides a holistic evidence based approach to course design, curriculum development, instructional delivery and assessment of learning both in didactic and clinical education learning environments. After completing the certificate program students will become more aware of higher education environments and be able to prepare themselves to become an active and successful faculty member. The certificate program includes six courses which are delivered through online and group web-conference/course live formats. Students do not earn academic credit for the coursework in this certificate program. Students are not required to travel.
Intermediate ENMG Training Program
This continuing education program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the intermediate electroneuromyographer. The program is open to chiropractors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians and physician assistants who have either completed RMUoHP’s basic electroneuromyography training program or other supervised training program in electroneuromyography. All attendees must carry professional liability coverage and have a minimum of 100 hours of experience in electroneuromyography (20 hours may be observation).
The program format consists of three days on-site at our Provo, Utah campus. Class runs from 8AM-5:30PM daily. Instructors include Richard P. Nielsen, PT, DHSc, ECS, Lisa DePasquale, PT, DSc, ECS, and Kevan L. Whipple, PT, DPT, MBA, ECS, OCS – all instructors are board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialists.
Basic ENMG Training Program
This program offers study at the beginning levels of electrophysiologic testing and knowledge of neurophysiology, pathology and pathophysiology. The program is designed to meet the scholarly and clinical needs of the beginning and intermediate electroneuromyographer.
Electroneuromyographic (ENMG) Symposium
The Annual Electroneuromyographic Symposium is designed specifically for healthcare providers that specialize in electroneuromyography. The purpose of the symposium is to provide electroneuromyographers with a forum to 1) explore new research findings, 2) discuss case presentations, 3) revise current ENMG testing protocols, 4) design and revise current social media and marketing initiatives, and 5) analyze state and federal government regulations that impact ENMG practice. All instructors have been encouraged to utilize best evidence in their presentations.
On Friday, March 24, eight invited speakers (researchers and clinicians) are given a forum to present original research, topic reviews, and case reports. Each presenter is given approximately 35 minutes for the presentation followed by a 5 to 10-minute question and answer period. Either the full article or abstract is published in The Proceedings.
- Robert A. Sellin, PT, DSc, ECS, “Suprascapular nerve injury following cardiac ablation”
- Nathan J. Savage, PT, PhD, ECS, “The relationship between history and physical examination findings and the outcome of electrodiagnostic testing in patients with sciatica”
- Carlos Estevez, PT, DPT, ECS, “Case report: patient with an idiopathic 12-year history of bilateral ankle sprains and a subsequent diagnosis of HMSN type I”
- David Greathouse, PT, PhD, ECS, FAPTA, “GEHS classification system for patients with median mononeuropathy at or distal to the wrist”
- Richard J. McKibben PT, DSc, ECS, “Hereditary neuropathy with liability for pressure palsies (HNPP)”
- Arthur J. Nitz, PT, PhD, ECS, “Effect of load carriage on axillary and suprascapular nerve function: Relationship to non-traumatic shoulder injuries”
- Mohini Rawat, PT, DPT, OCS, ECS, “Intraepineurial constriction of nerve fascicles; case report with two approaches”
- Mark E. Brooks, PT, DSc, OCS, ECS, “Electrodiagnostic examination of plantar foot pain”
Saturday morning, March 24, an invited guest speaker, J. Robinson Singleton, MD, will present. Dr. Singleton, Professor of Neurology, University of Utah, will present lectures on the following topics –
- “Evaluation of weakness in the setting of critical illness”
- “Goals of evaluation for peripheral neuropathy: What does electrodiagnosis contribute?
- “Treatment of neuropathy associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome”
Saturday afternoon, March 24, Dr. Elaine Armantrout, a member of the Executive Board of the American Congress of Electroneuromyography, will discuss strategies for the electroneuromyographer in 2017.
ECS Prep Course
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers an Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialization Examination Preparation Course for those preparing to take the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization examination. Instructors for the course include Mark Brooks, PT, DSc, ECS, Richard McKibben, PT, DSc, ECS, and William Eisner, PT, MPT, ECS. The format of the course is conducted through case review and student problem solving with emphasis on pathology and electrophysiologic testing. The small class size enables each student to obtain answers to all questions. In addition to the case reviews, there are special sections on biostatistics and research design and somatosensory evoked potential testing, as well as a multiple-choice examination with review questions and discussion on how to answer multiple-choice questions.
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has collaborated with Seattle Children’s Hospital to offer a Neonatology Fellowship for pediatric physical therapists. This advanced program of clinical studies in neonatology has an academic phase consisting of six graduate level credits through Rocky Mountain University of Health Profession, which are followed by a clinical phase at Seattle Children’s Hospital. At the Hospital, a seven-member Infant Therapy Team provides mentorship and learning experiences in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, neonatal intermediate care unit and pediatric specialty clinics. Gayle Bonato, PT, MPH, serves as fellowship site manager.
In 2012, this program was recognized as the first accredited neonatology fellowship in the United States by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.
Pediatric Continuing Education Summer Institute
June 21-23, 2017
Training and Advancement of Pediatric Therapists for NICU Care:
Science and Practice in Neonatal Interventions, Feeding, and Transition to Home
This 3-day course will be taught by an interdisciplinary faculty for pediatric therapists interested in preparing for neonatal practice and as an update for therapists currently working in NICUs. Course scope: 1) embryology and fetal development with implications for neonatal care; 2) update on neonatal medical conditions, imaging, and pharmacology; 3) overview of theoretical frameworks guiding neonatal therapy practice; 4) review of neonatal examinations and interventions; 5) update on oral-motor/ feeding examination and intervention for medically fragile infants; 6) follow-up of NICU and PICU graduates in home and community settings. Course Schedule
June 24 – 25, 2017
General Movement Assessment
Developmental Neurologist, Mijna Hadders-Algra MD, PhD, will conduct a 2-day research update and reliability training in an observational assessment method for using body movement to identify infants at risk for neurodevelopmental impairment (birth to 3 months adjusted age). This assessment can be implemented in hospital and home settings. A DVD is provided for post-training review and reliability checks. Course Schedule
June 26-27, 2017
Infant Motor Profile
This new motor observation instrument was developed by Dr. Mijna Hadders-Algra to evaluate motor abilities and movement variability, symmetry, and fluency for infants 3-18 months adjusted age. It extends the movement observation process from assessing general movements (0 – 3 months) until attainment of independent walking. Theoretical and research components will be reviewed. The tool can be used in outpatient clinic and home settings. The test manual and forms are provided. Course Schedule
Refund Policy if a Student Cancels
1. Cancellation 30 or more days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $50 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
2. Cancellation 29 to 7 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $100 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
3. Cancellation 6 to 2 days prior to the start date the tuition minus a $150 administration fee will be refunded to the student.
4. Cancellation either the day prior to the start date or any day of the course the tuition minus a $200 administration fee will be refunded to the student.