Learning to be RGM practitioners

RGM Introduction Course

About the Introduction Course

The Introduction course is the first of two steps on the path to becoming a certified RGM practitioner.

The course is recommended for those working with individuals or groups with neurological disorders or who seek to complement and enrich existing actvities and treatment methods within their field of practice. The Introduction course is recommended for those working in health care – hospitals, aged care, day care, rehabilitation centres, retirement villages and private practices – healthy ageing and education and those working with seniors in the community.

During the two-day Introduction course the seven basic double symbols/movements are covered, the theory behind RGM, brain plasticity in relation to RGM as well as the power of rhythm and some practical music analysis for RGM use.

Continuing education credits: If you are a Registered Diversional or Recreational Therapist (DRTh) the course carries 10 CEUs and if you are a REPs registered exercise professional the course carries 10 CPDs.

The Introduction course includes a comprehensive manual.

Eligibility for the Introduction Course

The course is suitable for music therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, diversional and recreational therapists, activity coordinators, physiotherapists, exercise professionals, teachers, volunteers, community support workers, mental health workers, neuropsychologists and allied health professionals.

It is helpful that participants have an affinity with music and a sense of rhythm but you do not need to be able to play an instrument or read music. In addition, participants must have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, please contact us so that we can assess together to what extent the course meets your needs and what is possible.

Introduction Course Testimonials

I learnt techniques I am excited to bring to our residents in aged care, this programme will benefit them greatly and I can’t wait to start.

Paula

Recreational Therapist

The content was amazing – never boring.

Trish

Diversional Therapist

I leave excited and with new skills and tools to make my older adult classes (even more) fun and challenging.

Francine

Exercise Professional

RGM is inspiring, invigorating and fun!

Shona

Diversional Therapist