The fully online graduate Certificate is a fifteen (15) credit program consisting of a nine (9) credit aging core and six (6) credits of aging and health related electives. The program features courses such as Approaches to the Older Adults, Managing Disease in the Older Adult, Aging and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Health Promotion and Aging, Ethical Issues in Health Care Practice, Health Behavior Change, and Social and Health Care Policy for the Older Adult. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Course content is enhanced through regular interaction with University faculty and with textbooks, scientific and professional articles, and Internet-based resources. The online course delivery mechanism allows students to learn anytime, anywhere. All one needs is a computer with Internet access and word processing capabilities.
“This program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the working health care professional who desire to develop the skill set requisite to caring for our aging population. This is made possible through the faculty’s content expertise and commitment to excellence in health professions education. Coupled with affordability or state university tuition, this translates into an outstanding value for health care professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge in the area of aging. Credits earned for this Certificate may also be applied to one of several graduate degree programs offered by the School of Health Related Professions, most of which are also offered fully online.”