Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all APTA Geriatrics regional courses have been postponed for the remainder of 2020. This includes Certified Exercise Experts for Aging Adults (CEEAA(r)), Advanced Credentialed Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, Advances in Exercise for the Older Adult, and Balance and Fall Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. We look forward to bringing you all of these programs in Spring 2021. Please watch geriatricspt.org for new dates as they are confirmed.
The Balance & Fall Prevention Professional credential will provide a national, uniform indicator that a physical therapist possesses specialized, advanced knowledge, skills and competence in the practice of balance and fall prevention in community dwelling older adults. This interactive credential course series is designed for experienced physical therapists pursuing advanced expertise.
Credentialed Balance & Fall Prevention Professionals will demonstrate current and comprehensive knowledge, expert analysis and clinical reasoning, mastery of psychomotor skills, and the capacity to advocate for fall prevention.
The two-course series provides a solid foundation through a series of educational components that must be successfully completed in sequence over a twelve-month period.
Click here for a full list of the requirements to become credentialed as a Balance and Fall Prevention Professional.
All participants are strongly encouraged to take the two courses in one location.