Online Graduate Certificate in Interprofessional Healthy Aging

The graduate certificate in interprofessional healthy aging is ideal for professionals looking to learn more about aging or individuals currently providing services to older adults. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to improve the well-being of older persons in the context of their diverse families and communities. You’ll also be prepared to work with other professionals to better manage the care of older adults and their families.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/17/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 5

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 15

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What is healthy aging?

Healthy aging is a set of principles that enable older adults to develop and maintain functional ability as they move through the aging process, so they continue to mentally function at their highest level. Understanding healthy aging empowers you to care for older adults, either in a work or personal capacity. When you study healthy aging, you'll gain a dynamic perspective of what aging means and how to address issues related to an aging population.

Improve the aging population’s well-being

 

This gerontology certificate teaches you about the multidimensional aging process. Coursework covers basic research principles, evidence-based interventions and formal models of program evaluation to assess issues related to aging. Throughout this certificate, you’re encouraged to take part in interprofessional teamwork and community collaborations. These experiences should be reciprocal, beneficial and sustainable to improve health outcomes for an older population.

In your courses, you'll focus on collaboration as you build the competencies necessary to work on a team that cares for older adults. After completing the introductory course, you’ll earn a certificate in interprofessional education from the Edson College of Nursing Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research. The introductory course provides a sound foundation for your remaining courses, with each including field or practical experience.

The Gerontological Society of America recognizes Arizona State University as an age-friendly university. The certificate’s curriculum is based on the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education’s Competencies for Graduate Education. The courses have also been reviewed and approved by the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG). Upon completion of the program and confirmation of your certificate, you’re eligible and encouraged to apply for the gerontological coordinator credential from the NAPG.

What skills will I gain with a gerontology certificate?

 

In this gerontology certificate online, you’ll form an appreciation of the aging process and learn about the specific needs of the older adult population. You’ll also practice communicating with older adults and determining how they may respond to interventions. Additionally, you’ll:

  • Explore older adults’ contributions to families, communities and society.
  • Gain the tools needed to impact health care policy.
  • Learn how to navigate the financial aspects of aging.

Will my interprofessional healthy aging certificate say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Gerontology certificate online courses

In the gerontology certificate program, you’ll acquire advanced knowledge in the principles of healthy aging. Additionally, you'll gain expertise in interprofessional teamwork and community collaboration. From the historical roots of gerontology to multigenerational caregiving, you’ll learn how to empathize with the challenges of aging, and improve the well-being of older individuals. Courses include:


Core

Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course


Core

Diversity in Aging


Core

Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course


Elective

Care Coordination across the Continuum of Care


Elective

Caregiving Issues for Families and Professionals


Elective

Innovations in Program Development and Policy


Elective

Interdisciplinary and Community Collaboration in Aging


Elective

Mental Health Assessment and Intervention


What can I do with a gerontology certificate?

The gerontology certificate online offers working health care personnel and professionals specialized training in aging to advance their careers. Students also gain preparation to work as consultants and leaders in long-term care, community and hospital-based organizations, and state or government agencies serving older adults. You may pursue professions in a wide variety of settings, such as:

City, state and federal agencies

Community and public health

Health education and promotion

Medical studies

Nonprofits

Nursing

Psychology

Social and behavioral sciences

Teaching

Learn to care for older adults from professionals in health

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Learn to care for older adults from professionals in health

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards.
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar.
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving.
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Apply to earn your gerontology certificate online today

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

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A first class nursing and health college

ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online.

250+


faculty members.

$13.2 million


in research awards.

4,000+


students.

Tuition calculator

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Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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