506 - Introduction to Adaptive Scuba Diving
Tinamarie Hernandez, Executive Director, Diveheart; Jim Elliott, President and Founder, Diveheart
This session is an informative course for occupational therapy practitioners interested in gaining knowledge on adaptive scuba diving. Adaptive scuba diving has a long history but is gaining more interest for individuals with disabilities and practitioners alike due to its inherent therapeutic qualities extending beyond those of a typical adaptive sport. As a healthcare professional, here is your opportunity to learn who is a good fit for adaptive scuba, its researched benefits, and the adaptive equipment to help individuals of all abilities with adaptive diving. At the end of this course, you will have an introductory understanding of adaptive scuba diving so that you can begin to incorporate it into your clinical practice.
- Demonstrate an introductory understanding of adaptive scuba diving by passing the course examination with an 80% or greater.
- Identify at least three ways a therapy practitioner can become involved with adaptive scuba diving in or out of the water.