Continuing Professional Development

We are committed to providing continuous high-quality education. Expand your skills and knowledge with the different learning opportunities provided throughout the year. 

Upcoming Lectures & Courses

  • PT in the time of COVID-19
  • Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Patients
  • The Shoulder in Sports
  • PT in the time of COVID-19

    Evening Education Series: A Pulmonary PT Overview

    Pulmonary Physiology and the Impact of SARS-CoV-2
    Tuesday, February 16 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Presenter: Manda L Keller-Ross, PhD, DPT

    Dr. Keller-Ross completed her Post-doctoral Fellow at Mayo Clinic (Cardiovascular Diseases). She earned her PhD Integrative Neuromuscular Physiology, Exercise Physiology from Marquette University. She graduated from Marquette University with a Doctorate in Physical and B.S in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently a faculty member of two PhD Programs: Integrative Biology and Physiology & Rehabilitation Science. Her teaching area is in Physiology. She also leads the Cardiovascular Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory (CRRL). The lab has a primary interest to investigate limitations in 1) human performance in healthy individuals disorders and 2) exercise intolerance in those with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders.

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Across the Continuum of Care
    Tuesday, March TBD - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Presenter: Eric Andersen, PT, DPT additional guest speakers to be announced

    Eric graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin. He has been an acute care therapist for 8 years working at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and currently the University of Minnesota Medical Center with Fairview Health. His primary focus has been in the intensive care units (ICU). He is currently a Clinical Specialist within Fairview focusing on medically complex patients. Eric has given lectures on Early Mobility in the ICU as well as attended the John Hopkins Early Mobility conference. He also assisted in the creation of a comprehensive ICU orientation program for therapists. Eric's research focus is the early mobilization of patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

    * Includes 2 contact hours of Category 1 continuing education for $15 per session! For questions, email Course Coordinator: Maikha Xiong at

    Learn more and register here

  • Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Patients

    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds

    Rehabilitation of COVID-19 Patients Across the Continuum
    Monday, February 22 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Please join the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to delve into the rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients across the continuum. You will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of health care professionals who are able to offer their unique perspectives and experiences working to rehabilitate patients across the spectrum, from acute care to rehabilitation and recovery at home. Following speaker presentations, we will host a panel discussion. 

    Learn More                 Register Here

    In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    American Medical Association (AMA)
    The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • The Shoulder in Sports

    This online course is for learners who are interested in investigating the biomechanical and epidemiological aspects of the shoulder in athletics. The course will explore the unique demands placed on the shoulder in sports that involve throwing, swimming, swinging, and bodily impacts. The course begins with an investigation into sport-specific biomechanics, pathomechanics, and epidemiology and progresses to applied problem solving for rehabilitation and research scenarios.

    This course is intended for individuals who have a background in anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder. This may include professional clinicians and pre-professional students (PT, ATC, PA, OT, MD), movement scientists, or graduate and undergraduate students interested in kinesiology and sports medicine.

    Learn More            Register Here

Grand Rounds & Metro Rehab

Our Department Grand Rounds showcase both emerging and established experts from the University of Minnesota and beyond to share their expertise. Most Grand Rounds event offer free continuing medical education credits.  

Metro Rehab Conference is a quarterly educational session hosted by the Division of PM&R. Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes. Residents present cases and lead discussions pertinent to current topics in PM&R. Limited case information is presented, then discussion facilitated to elicit opinions regarding additional evaluation needed, differential diagnosis, intervention options, etc. At the conclusion of the discussion, residents provide a brief summary of the literature relevant to the case.

Licht Lecture

The Licht Lecture is an annual event offering continuing medical education credits, hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine each November. This endowed event was named after Sidney Licht, a pioneer in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, for his desire to push the boundaries of physical medicine and rehabilitation by bringing in leaders and innovators across the rehabilitation medicine spectrum to share their expertise with their colleagues. 

Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Research Retreat

The Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Research Retreat is a semi-annual conference hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to bring local, national, and international leaders in various specialties to initiate collaborative efforts aimed at tackling key issues in spinal cord injury research and care. 

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Faculty Development & Mentorship

We support faculty to develop the skills needed to thrive in an academic department. Some efforts include:

  • Providing an environment and specific tools to prevent physician burnout
  • Education on research methods
  • Pairing all new faculty with an experienced faculty mentor
  • Opportunities offering continuing medical education credits