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5601.2300 CATEGORIES OF CREDITED ACTIVITIES FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AND PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS.

Continuing education credit for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may be obtained from the following activities:

A.

Scholarship. Up to nine total hours may be earned by a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant for any combination of the following activities:

(1)

authoring a book, chapter, or article directly relating to the practice of physical therapy. The publication must be peer-reviewed; and

(2)

preparing and presenting a scientific poster, directly related to the practice of physical therapy. The poster must be peer-reviewed and continuing education hours may be earned only for the first time the licensee presents the poster.

B.

Education and teaching. Up to nine total hours may be earned by a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant for any combination of the following activities:

(1)

developing and teaching an academic course in physical therapy at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association. Continuing education hours may be earned only for the first time the licensee teaches the course. For purposes of this subitem, an updated course is considered a new course if 51 percent of the content has been changed;

(2)

serving as a guest lecturer for an academic course in physical therapy at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association. Continuing education hours may be earned only for the first time the licensee teaches the course. For purposes of this subitem, an updated course is considered a new course if 51 percent of the content has been changed. The licensee may claim up to two hours of credit for preparation per one hour of presentation claimed;

(3)

developing and presenting a course for a workshop or seminar approved under part 5601.2400. Continuing education hours may be earned only for development for the licensee's first presentation on the subject developed. For purposes of this subitem, an updated course is considered a new course if 51 percent of the content has been changed. The licensee may claim up to two hours of credit for preparation per one hour of presentation claimed; and

(4)

for physical therapists, serving as a mentor for a physical therapy residency or fellowship credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

C.

Coursework. A maximum of 18 hours may be earned for the following activities:

(1)

for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, successful completion of an academic course in physical therapy at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;

(2)

for physical therapists, completing a physical therapy clinical residency program or fellowship credentialed by the APTA;

(3)

for physical therapists, completion of an APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) certification;

(4)

for physical therapist assistants, completion of an APTA advanced proficiency program certification; and

(5)

for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, attendance at workshops, seminars, or conferences approved under part 5601.2400.

D.

Self-assessment. A maximum of three hours may be earned for completion of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) self-assessment tools or APTA self-assessment tools.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 148.66; 148.74

History:

15 SR 1055; 42 SR 1183

Published Electronically:

April 10, 2018