Interprofessional Online Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation

Now Accepting Program Applications

Application deadline for Winter 2015 is November 1, 2014

Interprofessional Online Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Certificate Information

This program provides high quality post-professional education on best-practices and evidence-based guidelines in stroke rehabilitation which will help to increase effectiveness and efficiency in helping stroke survivors to regain function and re-integrate into their home and community lives

The first course in the series, REHAB 540: Stroke Rehabilitation: Best Practice and Critical Review of the Evidence, is tentatively scheduled to run January 12 – April 10 2015 (one week break week of Feb 16th).

This Certificate provides an opportunity for practicing clinicians to learn with- from- and about each other. Each course incorporates adult and IPE learning strategies, and uses the latest in online learning technologies. The primary course instructors are Dr. Theresa Green, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, Dr. Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Associate Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University and Margaret Grant, Calgary Stroke Program. Course guest lecturers include leaders in stroke research, management, and education from across Canada and beyond including but not limited to:

Guest faculty include but are not limited to the following leaders in research, education and management from across Canada and beyond.

  • Dr. Joy McDermid, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University
  • Dr. Eddy Lang, Senior Researcher & Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, Alberta Health Services
  • Teresa Hardy, Speech-Language Pathologist, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services
  • Dr. Jennifer Yost, Faculty of Nursing, McMaster University
  • Dr. Nancy Mayo, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University
  • Dr. Cheryl Hubley-Kozey, School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Andrew Mente, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University
  • Dr. Gail Eskes, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Jill Hayden, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Marilyn McDonald, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University
  • Michael Suddes, Manager Calgary Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services
  • Dr. Grace Warner, School of Occupational Therapy, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Patrice Lindsay, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sean Dukelow, University of Calgary & Hotchkiss Brain Institute
  • Dr. Jill Cameron, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sarah Blanton, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Dr. Dale Strasser, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Dr. Katherine Sullivan, Associate professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California
Funding Opportunities

For Allied Health in Ontario:

For BC Clinicians:

For Physiotherapists: Constance Beattie Memorial Fund (CBMF) Bursary Program:

Who is it for?

Physical therapists, nurses, recreation therapists, physicians (eligible for MainPro credits through the College of Family Physicians of Canada), occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, pharmacists, social workers and others involved in stroke rehabilitation.

Upon completion of the program participants are issued a parchment through the UofA Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the graduate level credit earned will appear on your UofA transcript (can be used as elective credit towards a graduate program of study) you also can use the letters PgCStroke (post graduate certificate in stroke) to designate program completion.

How to Apply?
  1. Complete the online graduate application accessible at APPLY HERE
  2. Submit original post-secondary transcript from your most recent degree program only

*Course credit earned through this certificate may be used as elective credit towards a graduate program of study

Program Tuition Fees

$1200/course. Tuition payment can be used as a tax write-off as an educational expense. Tuition fees are the same for domestic and international students.

Registrant Comments

“The Online learning format allowed me to take this course. I really liked that interaction of the other therapists.”

“I liked the interaction with other rehab professionals (i.e. the interdisciplinary nature of the course).”

“The content was relevant and my knowledge base on the subject has improved which will translate into practice.”

“The course was interesting and provided a very solid introduction to developing critical appraisal skills. The format allowed me to research a topic of particular interest while introducing other interesting clinical topics. The course was very well organized and the instructors genuinely cared about our learning.”

Shawn Drefs, BSc, MSc. I Continuing Professional Education

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

University of Alberta

Corbett Hall, 3-48N

Edmonton, AB, CANADA Phone: 780 492-1587 Fax: 780 492-1626

Faculty of Rehab Med Continuing Professional Education Opportunities

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Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation


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