Holisitic Perspective on Aging and Wellness Certificate


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.

Career Opportunities


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.

General Requirements

The program is open to the following prospective students with an interest in Holistic Perspective on Aging and Wellness.

  • High School graduate and/or;
  • Associate Degree graduate and/or;
  • Open to any undergraduate students in a degree-seeking program upon advisement from program specific chair and/or an academic advisor.

Students will complete and undergraduate application for admission accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.

Note: Students are held to all prerequisite requirements; some students may require more than 5 courses to complete this certificate.


Course Requirements (9 credits)

HLT 364 The Process of Dying

HLT 372 Issues in Aging

PSY 401 Adult Development and Aging

Electives (6 credits)

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

Total credits for the Holistic Perspective on Aging and Wellness Certificate: 15

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2018-2019 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2018 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.