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.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 constraintsLearn more about how the program works [video] or view our program pamphlet for details on campus session dates and hotel accommodations.Important DatesFall QuarterOnline Hand Orientation - Tuesday, September 22nd, 7:30 - 10:00 p.mWeekend Sessions for PTRS 767 - Friday 10/23/15 through Sunday 10/25/15 Friday lab will begin at 12 p.m. for a lunch orientationWinter QuarterWeekend Session for PTRS 769 - Friday 3/4/16 through Sunday 3/6/16Spring QuarterWeekend Session for PTRS768 - Friday 5/20/16 through Sunday 5/22/16 Sunday lab will end at 4:00 p.m. This is a busy weekend because many universities in the area will be holding graduation, so please be sure to book your hotel rooms early.For questions, please contact:Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT Program Director email@example.comState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. 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 DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendationPersonal 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 Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $803 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 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 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.