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.
Next start date: 08/17/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
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.
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:
Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course
Diversity in Aging
Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course
Care Coordination across the Continuum of Care
Caregiving Issues for Families and Professionals
Innovations in Program Development and Policy
Interdisciplinary and Community Collaboration in Aging
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:
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Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
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