U.S. Rehab rolls out ATP master program
WATERLOO, Iowa, Oct. 5, 2012—U.S. Rehab—VGM Group, Inc.’s complex rehab division—will roll out an innovative ATP Master Program that will prepare students to take RESNA’s Assistive Technology Professional exam in less than a year.
The course of study, designed to take about 10 months, includes in-depth training on seating and wheeled mobility, instruction on configuring, fitting, adjusting and programming manual and power mobility devices, seating components, options and accessories. Product and service elements that meet the medical, physical and functional needs of individuals with disabilities will be covered, as will the complex rehab and assistive technology prescription and products.
Coursework will be presented online and through in-person classroom instruction, clinical resources and webinars with industry presenters. “As long as you meet RESNA requirements, upon completion of the master program, you will be able to sit for the exam and be confident that you’ll pass it the first time,” says Greg Packer, vice president of U.S. Rehab.
“Many funding sources, including Medicare, require that a complex rehab supplier must employ at least one person per location who qualifies as a Rehabilitative Technology Professional. An RTP must have the Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier or ATP credential,” he continues. “The ATP credential signifies a higher level of knowledge in assistive technology.”
Interested individuals may stop by Booth 1645 at Medtrade to sign up for the course, or visit www.usrehab.com/masterprogram. Also call Packer at 800-987-7342.