Applied Prevention & Health Promotion: Course & Certification
Complete this course and become a certified APHPT clinician. Learn the fundamentals of how to become a health facing clinician and shift to preventative care. Full description below.
Intro to Applied Prevention and Health Promotion Begins January 6th, 2019
Lead Faculty: Mike Eisenhart
Assistant Faculty: Ali Hartman
Applied Prevention & Health Promotion Certification Begins Feb 4th, 2019
Faculty: Mike Eisenhart
APHPT INTRO COURSE IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THE CERTIFICATION COURSE
APHPT Intro Course: This 4 week online course is designed for anyone interested in health facing practice, be it at the individual patient level, working alongside corporations, or addressing population health in your community. This course is open to all health care practitioners as we believe prevention and health promotion is best addressed with multi-disciplinary teams. This course can be seen as a stand alone introduction to the current health problems we face as a society along with exciting solutions being enacted and those on the horizon. Alternatively this intro course is the pre-requisite to access our health facing practice curriculum including the APHPT certification, Clinical Primary Prevention, and Intensive Lifestyle Therapeutics.
APHPT Certification Course: This is an online course with live interface via GoTo Meeting sessions where students will engage directly with the course faculty to summarize the information and allow for question and answer sessions following each quarter of material. The course is 12 weeks in duration broken into modules designed to give learners a thorough understanding of population health, the current scope of our problem in the United States with a special emphasis on cost, and most importantly to assist the learner in developing an actionable portfolio and make a real life pitch to a corporation or group in attempt to land contract work as an Applied Prevention and Health Promotion physical therapist. Above all else this course is designed to equip the learner with the resources and network required to fundamentally shift their career towards preventative care in a profitable manner.
Instructional Method: Online lecture and Live Q&A
Student to faculty ratio: 10:1 (Faculty to student)
Understand the concept of population health and its’ implications on both systems and individuals in terms of cost and productivity.
Understand the basic components of healthy living and how they directly relate to productivity, longevity, and cost burden on systems.
Understand the required shift form focus on the individual to focus on the population as an essential step in reframing service delivery to cut cost and promote health.
Develop a market analysis of the current needs within your own community with special emphasis on isolating a small number of companies that could immediately benefit from incorporating the services of an Applied Prevention and Health Promotion Therapist.
Successfully pitch your services using a combination of population health current best evidence with a targeted local market and cost analysis.
Block 1: Introduction - Lifestyle Disease and Society: from global burden to business impact, more harm than good and a case for change
Block 2: Strategies that work - ELEMENTS of a healthy life and overview of the evidence related to lifestyle intervention as the best available strategy to lower the burden of disease.
Block 3: The Ecosystem - shifting from individual up interventions to population down interventions
Block 4: Surveying the Landscape - marketing population health expertise and your prevention practice
Block 5: Turning knowledge into business - delivering high value services at a fair profit.
Block 6: N=1: Jumping off -building a prevention & lifestyle brand: Delivering the goods and making your pitch.