Conductive Education is described as rehabilitation through learning. This unique group method of active learning allows individuals living with motor disorders opportunities to maximize their functional independence. The intervention technique provides a cost-effective, time-efficient group program, which promotes success and personal goal achievement.

This advanced training offers the practitioner higher level clinical knowledge and experience as well as hands-on clinical skills with conductive education. Additionally, the certificate program provides the opportunity for the development of evidence-based practice, which may lead to further studies supporting CE.

Program Highlights:

• Online part-time program
• Sixteen credit hours in one year
• Program is eligible for 45 PT or OT continuing education units
• Practicum experience may take place at the Center for Independence through Conductive Education in Countryside, Illinois, or similar environments.
• Faculty consists of experienced OTs, PTs, and Conductive Education Teachers.

Why Pursue This Certificate?

Conductive Education provides a method of intervention that maximizes a practitioner’s time with the client. Based on clinical practice settings, CE can offer a variety of advantages.

CE for School-Based Therapists

• educationally relevant model
• maximized client function and independence
• time-efficient and effective
• cost-effective
• contributes to a systematic change in the way that services are delivered
• intensive motor training within the school environment

CE for Hospital-Based Therapists

• intensive rehab model 
• maximized therapy time, cost effective, transdisciplinary

CE for Long-Term, Residential-Care Settings

• group model
• maximized client independence
• cost-effective
• enhanced rehab service delivery
• increased socialization opportunities


This program was initially funded by The Coleman Foundation and developed in partnership with the Center for Independence through Conductive Education.

For More Information

For additional information regarding the Conductive Education Program, please contact:

Dr. Roberta O'Shea, PT, Ph.D., Program Director
Professor, Physical Therapy Department at GSU
Fax: 708.534.1647