This is a hybrid Competency program which contains 5 core online courses; one in-person classroom course (registration is separate - check the HHAC page); and several elective online courses. Details on complete program requirements are available from the Home Health Section.

Learn more about the Advanced Competency.

All of the modules in this program are also stand-a-lone should individuals simply wish to learn more about a specific topic as it relates to Home Health. Click on the link to access the individual course:

The Home Health Section’s Advanced Competency in Home Health program synthesizes current evidence-based practice and tailors it to the unique physical therapy setting of home health. This program enables home health agencies, outpatient practices that provide home care physical therapy, and individual physical therapists to enhance efficacy and efficiency of treatment of their home health patients and clients.

  • For therapists entirely new to home care. This program will prepare you for the unique characteristics of practicing in the home care setting. This includes an in-depth orientation to performing clinical assessments of patients in their homes, recommended tests and measures to assess patient performance, and instruction in the regulatory requirements specific to home care. The program also will give you needed supplementary education in pharmacology to prepare you for medication review with home care patients, and will provide advanced tools for managing some of the most common treatment scenarios encountered in home care.
  • For therapists already practicing in home care. This program will allow you to increase and test your expertise in home health. The program will also bring you up-to-date on regulatory requirements and best practice in the home care setting. Most important, success in this program distinguishes you as an advanced clinician in home health.
  • For agencies and practices providing home care physical therapist services. This program enables you to ensure that the physical therapists you employ are adequately trained to work autonomously in the home health field. Whether you send new hires or existing staff through the advanced competency program, it’s an important investment in your peace of mind.

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Completion Instructions

To obtain the advanced competency, you will need to complete all 5 core courses, an in-person classroom module, and several online elective courses. The final score for each of the online courses must be 70%.

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Kit includes

LMS-843; LMS-844; LMS-845; LMS-846; LMS-847

Learning objectives

Objectives are outlined within each module.


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Home Health Advanced Competency - Core Courses
Home Health Clinical Assessment
eLearning Course
Pharmacology for the Home Health Physical Therapist
eLearning Course
Home Health Regulation & Documentation
eLearning Course
Balance & Falls: Factors, Measurements, and Interventions for Home Health
eLearning Course
Ethical Considerations for Physical Therapists Practicing in the Home Health Setting
eLearning Course
Type:Learning Path
Domains:Home Health
Key Dates
Enrollment:Prior to  06/24/2021