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2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Principles of Conductive Education


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NOTE: This certificate program is being phased out, therefore no new applications will be accepted as of Spring Term 2017.

The College of Health and Human Services  online certificate program in Conductive Education includes some laboratory experience in Conductive Education and is a part-time program designed for health and educational professionals. The purpose of this certificate program is to expand knowledge about conductive education to teach therapists and teachers an intervention based on principles of learning and intensive motor training and group processes for individuals with motor impairments. Conductive Education is a complex, integrated program of developmental learning. Individuals with motor impairments, including stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injury benefit from Conductive Education. Conductive Education addresses motor disorders from a functional learning standpoint. All course work is eligible for professional continuing education credit.

Special Admissions Requirements

In additional to the university certificate admissions requirements, students must:

  • submit a copy of professional license/certification (teaching license or professional certification);
  • submit a copy of malpractice/liability insurance;
  • submit an updated résumé; and
  • submit a statement of personal goals (1-2 pages).

Completion Requirements


In addition to completing the online classroom hours, students will engage in 16 contact hours of laboratory experience held at the Center for Independence through Conductive Education (Countryside, IL) learning hands-on handling techniques, and practical knowledge of how CE works. These 30 hours are included into the regularly scheduled CE program.

A capstone project of 45 hours will accompany the practicum experience ( 3 credit-hour course: OCCT-6560 ). The Practicum will take place at the Center of Independence through Conductive Education.

Total - 19 Hours


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