Cost: $60

Instructor

Amy is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program and a Center of Teaching Excellence Faculty Liaison at the University of Findlay. Amy has been practicing as a school-based PT for over 18 years, promoting physical activity embedded into academics and interprofessional collaboration, while closely working with educators, administrators, therapists, and parents. She received an Academic Excellence Award from University of Indianapolis in 2010 and was nominated for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Future Business Leaders 40 Under 40 in 2015. Her research on pediatric health promotion was published in Pediatric Physical Therapy. Amy also published, “Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables,” a physical activity book combining academic concepts with common household recyclables. She has presented regionally and nationally on a variety of topics related to pediatric health promotion, active learning, school-based therapy, and special education.

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

Course faculty

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe at least 3 evidence-based benefits of physical activity for children and adolescents.
  2. List at least 3 general exercise principles for children and adolescents.
  3. Explain the link between physical activity and learning (including recent research) for children and adolescents.
  4. Identify at least 3 creative physical activities combined with academic concepts and recyclables into telehealth sessions.

Course Agenda

Time (minutes)
Content 
0-5
Background, review of learner outcomes
5-25
Benefits of physical activity, general exercise principles for children and adolescents, and the link between physical activity and learning (including recent research).
25-115
Creative physical activities combined with academic concepts and recyclables into a variety of settings including schools and the home environment
115-120
Summary, Q&A
Total: 120 minutes

Target Audience

Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Physical Therapy Practitioners

  • How many contact hours/CEU has this course been approved?

    This Distance Learning - Independent course has been approved for 2 contact hour/0.2 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 01788)

  • What is the educational level of this course?

    This on-demand course is introductory level. The information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter.

  • What is the approved course category?

    This course is approved for the category OT Service Delivery.

Continuing Education Information

This course has been approved for 2 contact hour2/0.2 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 01788).

Instructional Methods

Live Webinars include presenter and participant interaction. Multimedia formats are used during instruction including a live video feed of instructor, PowerPoint, supplemental videos, interactive polls, and/or chat discussion.


On-demand courses include video and audio recordings of live webinars with multimedia formats described above.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Learner outcomes are assessed through the CE post-test for live, on-demand, and self-paced learning modules. Post-test questions are based on learning outcomes listed in the course descriptions. 

Course Completion Requirements