Interventions and Return-to-Work Process

Getting people back to work after an injury or illness is key to any rehabilitation process. Early intervention means little without a return-to-work (RTW) plan that considers all aspects of the individual's recovery.

In this course, we will discuss the models, approaches, and strategies of rehabilitation intervention. You will learn to manage the return-to-work process using a person-centered approach, and explore topics such as the hierarchy of return to work, transitional work, cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, and methods for determining the efficacy of new approaches to returning to work.

Courses will be available for individual registration until April 2023 only. After that time, all seats will be reserved for diploma students.


Location: Online
Duration: 3 days
Tuition: $795

Upcoming Offerings

Currently not available for registration.

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Explain early intervention and why it is important
  • Outline the return-to-work (RTW) process: case management, claims management, and advocacy
  • Describe systems theory and its application to RTW
  • Know what kinds of assessments to order, and when and how to use the information they provide
  • Communicate with all parties involved in RTW, including physicians and other health care professionals
  • Understand general guidance and process for designing interventions
  • Explain the importance of record-keeping and data analysis
  • Perform a cost-benefit analysis

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Expect lectures, role-playing and group discussions
  • Attend all 21 hours of classes (mandatory)
  • Prepare to participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment

You will be evaluated on:

  • Individual and group exercises
  • Final written assignment

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following credential:

This course is also pre-approved for continuing education credits from the following organizations: