The Interprofessional Graduate Certificate program in Health and Aging is an interactive online program, designed for the twenty-first century healthcare professional.
Duration of Program
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In 2014, 85 million Americans will be over 55 compared with 67 million today. (National Institute of Aging, 2010) As more people in our population grow older, the demand for skilled geriatric care will increase dramatically. The purpose of this program is to provide interprofessional education to meet the specific healthcare needs of older adults. The aging certificate program will consist of four graduate courses. The certificate program was developed by an interprofessional team of faculty from the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Both the development and implementation of this certificate program has been made possible through grant funding from the Health Resources Services Administration. This team is excited to be a part of the core faculty implementing the four courses of the program.
Online program designed for working professionals.
Consists of four graduate-level courses.
Demand for skilled geriatric care is predicted to increase dramatically.
Program development made possible through grant funding from the Health Resources Services Administration.
To introduce students to the most current literature and research on the bio-psychosocial aspects of aging in a multicultural, rapidly changing society.
Students will learn models of healthy aging, recognize variations and health, lifestyle and sociocultural issues that impede healthy aging and understand and differentiate normative and pathological aspects of the aging process.
Students will develop the professional skills to assess and evaluate individuals, families and community services and design individual and system interventions to improve quality of life for clients as well as improve type and quality of necessary services.
Professional skill development will focus on communications; case conceptualization; interdisciplinary treatment planning, evaluation, program development and outcome evaluation as well as beginning skills in action research.
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Fall Term Deadline: August 1 Spring Term Deadline: December 1
Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Aging Core Requirements
A grade of B- or higher is required in each course.
HLTH 5005 - Introduction to Health and Aging
HLTH 5010 - Health and Aging: Special Considerations
HLTH 5015 - Health Assessment in Older Adults
HLTH 5020 - Seminar and Capstone Project: Contemporary Issues in Aging
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Northeastern offers a variety of ways for students to gain experience, some examples include:
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
Research — Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.