Learning is a life-long activity. After finishing your degree program at USM, you may want or need access to resources that will assist you with continuing education or professional development. The resources on this page are available to the public and have up-to-date information on topics related to Health and Wellness.
The following local public libraries provide access to research databases in the health field. You may be required to sign up for a library card, which is typically free of charge, and you may be able to receive reciprocal benefits between the library systems.
Johnson County Library Health and Wellness Research Resources
This public library system has 14 locations in southwest Kansas City.
Mid-Continent Public Library Health and Medicine Resources
Mid-Continent has 32 locations throughout the Kansas City region.
Kansas State Library Health Databases
The Kansas State Library resources are available through any local Kansas public library.
Continuing Education (CE) is extremely important in the health and allied health profession. CE courses allow professionals remain up-to-date on the latest practices, technologies, and trends. In most fields, CE units are necessary to maintain certification. Listed below are resources for CE courses.
Online courses that are approved by several states and organizations (PPTA, WCPT, etc)
GSO- Great Seminars Online
CE for physical and occupational therapists
Search within the Physical Therapy discipline for CE courses by different categories (topic, location, format, provider, etc)
WCPT- Continuing education offerings
List of WCPT workshops and CE courses via Great Seminars Online or Encarta
Becoming an member of a professional organization is important for connecting with other professionals in the field, continuing education, and finding jobs or internships. Several organizations have annual conferences and provide scholarship opportunities for student members. Many also have a social media presence or maintain a forum or listserv.
FSBPT- Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
FSBPT Message Boards (login required)
These organizations are not specifically for physical therapists, but support similar allied health professionals.