Participants completing this course will:

  1. Assess accurately and honestly their performance as a geriatric physical therapy provider
  2. Appreciate the aging process, medication, & physical environment’s impact on the Geriatric patient
  3. Provide high quality care for the geriatric patient in all setting of health care
  4. Recognize the importance of all the team players in the continuum of care of the geriatric patient
  5. Appreciate all the social factors impacting the geriatric patient, their care giver and family
  6. Be ready to seek APTA’s Geriatric Specialist Certification (PT) or Geriatric Advance Recognition (PTA)

  1.  Topics  
  2.  Course Dates  
  3.  CEUs or CCPs  
  4.  Textbook  
  5.  Cost & Registration  

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Geriatric physical therapy research as one element of evidence based practices
  • Demographics of the geriatric population
  • Physiology of age –related and Lifestyles- related decline
  • Complexity of pharmacology during the aging process
  • Differences in exercises and physical activities in senior patients
  • Incidence, prevalence, geographic, and cultural distribution of common diseases
  • Progression or phases of the common diseases as a result of the aging process
  • Typical geriatric impairments impact on the PT evaluation, Diagnosis & Plan of Care
  • Special geriatric problems and the impact on success of interventions
  • Special populations & the continuum of care for the geriatric patient
  • Research & presents a current geriatric topic often treated in PT

Course Dates

Class hours: Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 noon & 1 to 4 p.m.

Classroom B101
  • October 4, 2014
  • October 18, 2014
  • November 1, 2014
  • November 15, 2014
  • February 7, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • March 7, 2015
  • March 21, 2015
*Moodle Assignments due
  • October 15, 2014
  • October 29, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • November 26, 2014
  • February 18, 2015
  • March 4, 2015
  • March 18, 2015
  • March 26, 2015

NOTE: This course utilizes Moodle as a distance learning platform. Students are responsible for checking the Moodle site regularly for assignments, announcements, further information, discussion, etc. Through Moodle, students may check their grades, ask for help or clarification, contact fellow classmates, review course information, or complete online assignments. As such, you should log in frequently and familiarize yourself with the Moodle. If the student misses an announcement / assignment in Moodle, the student must accept responsibility and the consequences thereof. A missed assignment will count as an absence.

CEUs or Continued Competency Points:

CCC&TI’s PTA Program is an approved provider of Continued Competency by the NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

As a result, CCC&TI’s PTA Program and Continuing Education and Workforce Development are partnering to provide the Geriatric Physical Therapy program.

CEUs will be 9.6 or 96 continued competency points (CCP) for the NCBPTE.

Each successful participant will receive a certificate in early Dec. 2014 and early April 2015 for 4.8 CEU or 48 CCP for the total of 9.6 CEUs or 96 CCP.


Geriatric Physical Therapy, Third Edition, Andrew Guccione, Rita Wong, & Dale Avers

- Access to APTA’s member page to obtain professional materials.

Cost & Registration

Geriatric PT Course Cost = $181 All Registrants must bring proof of Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant License and APTA Geriatric Section Membership to first class*. To register online follow these simple steps:
  1. Go to home page.
  2. On the right side of the page click on the box that says “Web Advisor”
  3. Next click Continuing Education on the right.
  4. Now click “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes”
  5. Do a keyword search for “Geriatric”
  6. Select the class you wish to register for and complete the registration process. We accept Visa or Mastercard.
*Total cost for the PT to be an APTA member (including Geriatric Section) is $475 or PTA is $315.
Please see Deductions/ Payment plans are available.