Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation

Increase your marketability and earning potential in Oakland’s one-of-a-kind oncology rehabilitation program.

Oakland University’s oncology rehabilitation graduate certificate is the only program of its kind available anywhere in the United States.  This unique oncology rehabilitation certificate provides specialized training to licensed health practitioners in many disciplines, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and exercise science professionals. You’ll learn evidence-based oncology rehabilitation techniques that increase patients’ function, independence, and quality of life during and after cancer treatment.  Delivered online to accommodate the needs of working professionals, our oncology rehabilitation courses equip you with highly sought skills that raise your career trajectory and increase your earning potential. Above all, the graduate certificate in oncology rehabilitation enables you to make a greater impact in the lives of your patients.

Oakland University’s oncology rehabilitation graduate certificate is the only program of its kind available anywhere in the United States.  This unique oncology rehabilitation certificate provides specialized training to licensed health practitioners in many disciplines, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and exercise science professionals. You’ll learn evidence-based oncology rehabilitation techniques that increase patients’ function, independence, and quality of life during and after cancer treatment.  Delivered online to accommodate the needs of working professionals, our oncology rehabilitation courses equip you with highly sought skills that raise your career trajectory and increase your earning potential. Above all, the graduate certificate in oncology rehabilitation enables you to make a greater impact in the lives of your patients.

Graduate Oncology Rehabilitation Certificate: The Oakland University Advantage

Oakland University is the only institution in the nation to offer a graduate oncology rehabilitation program. Developed by our widely acclaimed School of Health Sciences, the program upholds Oakland’s reputation for forward-thinking, innovative healthcare education.

Key benefits of the oncology rehabilitation certificate program include:

  • Comprehensive expertise. You’ll develop the skills of a master clinician, learning evidence-based oncology rehabilitation techniques that you can use immediately in your practice. The program covers all types of cancers, including upper-quarter cancers (such as breast and lung), lower-quarter (such as ovarian, prostate, and uterine), blood cancers, and cancers of the head, neck, and central nervous system.
  • Practical, hands-on training. Our oncology rehabilitation certificate emphasizes real-world experience and individual case studies. The program includes one-on-one interaction with cancer patients, where you’ll develop and implement rehab programs from initial intake and evaluation through goal setting and treatment. 
  • Highly qualified faculty. You’ll learn from recognized experts with national reputations. Our oncology rehabilitation courses are developed and taught by active researchers and practitioners who are at the forefront of oncology rehabilitation.
  • Professional credentials. If you’re a physical therapist, the graduate certificate in oncology rehabilitation qualifies you for the Oncology Specialization Exam. Practitioners in other disciplines acquire marketable expertise that can qualify you for a new job, a promotion with your current employer, higher pay, and other benefits.
  • Flexibility and convenience. Our fully online oncology rehabilitation program is designed for working professionals. You’ll do most coursework where and when it’s convenient for you, with a small number of synchronous class meetings per semester.

What Can You Do With a Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation?

The oncology rehabilitation graduate certificate is designed to meet the demand for master clinicians with specialized knowledge to support patients during and after cancer treatment. This program serves licensed professionals who already hold a bachelor’s degree or above in areas such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Physical therapy assistance
  • Certified occupational therapy assistance
  • Exercise science

Oncology Rehabilitation Graduate Certificate Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation consists of 17 graduate credits. You’ll take required courses in:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Essentials of oncology rehabilitation
  • Upper-quarter oncology rehabilitation
  • Lower-quarter oncology rehabilitation
  • Oncology rehabilitation for blood, head & neck, and central nervous system

The program also includes one elective course.

Most coursework in the online oncology rehabilitation graduate program is completed independently and asynchronously. There are four synchronous meetings throughout each semester.

 

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Programs Related to the Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabilitation

Not sure if the Graduate Certificate in Oncology Rehabiliation is right for you? Check out these other graduate programs at Oakland, and contact our admissions team to discuss your options.

  • Master of Science in Exercise Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Ph.D. in Human Movement Science