The Holistic Perspective on Aging and Wellness certificate will provide specialized education for those students wanting to enter the health care profession or for those currently providing care or services for the older population. The courses chosen for this certificate will provide health care professionals with essential knowledge to meet the health care needs of the aging population.
Program of Study
This certificate will consist of 15 undergraduate credits. All certificate courses are offered 100% online. Students should be comfortable with the online learning format.
This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, dieticians, educators, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, physician's assistants, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, massage therapists, government programs, corporate human resource divisions, and other interested individuals.
The program is open to the following prospective students with an interest in Holistic Perspective on Aging and Wellness.
Students will complete and undergraduate application for admission accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.
HLT 364 The Process of Dying
HLT 372 Issues in Aging
PSY 401 Adult Development and Aging
The student, depending on their degree or interests, will choose the remaining two (2) courses from the following:
CRJ 476 Topics in CRJ: Elder Abuse
HLT 326 Nutrition for Healthy Living
HLT 362 Topics in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
POL 380 Health Care Policy
SOC 312 Community Health & Social Issues