Online Course
Assistive Technologies Programme
Enhance your ability to assess for and fit assistive tecnology

14-16 hours





Powered by Physiopedia
Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

Dana Mather
Course instructor
Robin Tacchetti
Course instructor
Larisa Hoffman
Course instructor
Course image - Assistive Technologies Programme
Summarising the latest research & evidence
Trusted by over - clinicians
Learn anytime, anywhere, on any device
Accredited certificate of completion

Select a country (and if appropriate state) to view information about this course's accreditation and/or acceptance in this jurisdiction.

Included with subscription

And more...

Training 5 or more?

Get your team access to ALL courses plus exercise prescription & telehealth.


Assistive technology is any product, piece of equipment or software program used to maintain or improve functional capabilities and independence for persons with disabilities. The use of assistive technology facilitates inclusion and participation and empowers individuals to live productive, healthy, independent and dignified lives. There are many types of assistive technology, including devices that assist with mobility, vision, seating, standing and self-care. Each course in this programme will explain the particulars of specific devices and provide assessment and fitting guidelines. In addition, this programme will review the accessibility of assistive technology and the provision of services specifically in low-income countries.


This programme aims to provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of assistive technology, including accessibility, provision of services and a framework to assess for and fit specific assistive technology devices.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Assistive Technologies
  2. Steps to Assistive Technology Provision
  3. Access to Assistive Technology
  4. Gait Mobility Devices
  5. Assistive Technology - Standers
  6. Adaptive Seating

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 14-16 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 16 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.