Recognized Organizations for approved PT Course

Per Rhode Island Department of Health PT Rules and Regulations, PTs/ PTAs should take courses approved or sponsored by the following organizations:

• Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) approved programs;

• American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP);

• American Academy of Neurology;

• American Academy of Orthopedics;

• American Academy of Pediatrics;

• American Cancer Society;

• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG);

• American Heart Association;

• American Hippotherapy Association (AHA);

• American Management Association;

• American Medical Association;

• American Nursing Association (ANA);

• American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA);

• American Physical Therapy Association (APTA);

• American Red Cross cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/first aid;

• American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA);

• Any course offered by a department or school of physical therapy, or such other professional, labor organization, or accrediting agency as may be approved by the Board;

• Aquatic Exercise Association;

• Arthritis Foundation;

• Basic water safety certification;

• Educational programs offered by facilities accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO);

• Educational programs offered by non-profit associations with a primary purpose of providing health education and/or disability support;

• Educational programs offered by the Alpert Medical School at Brown University;

• Educational programs offered by the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in public health;

• Educational programs offered by the Rhode Island Department of Education;

• Multiple Sclerosis Society;

• National Association of Social Workers (NASW);

• National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA);

• National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA);

• Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association;

• Paralyzed Veterans of America;

• Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association or any other state physical therapy association;

• Rhode Island Medical Society or other state medical society;




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