With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by the year 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.
44.00 Contact Hours
Participants: 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, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, adult children of aging parents, or any other individual currently working with or planning to work with older adults.
The Gerontology Certificate consists of a total of 11 courses:
- Introduction To Gerontology
- Physiology of Aging
- Mental Health and Aging
- Healthy Aging
- Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
- Death and Dying
- Sleep and Aging
- The Older Woman
- Elder Abuse
- Aging and Disorders of Communication
- Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, and Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser. Certificate program must be completed within six weeks of the start date.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the "Enroll Now" button. Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. At the end, you will be asked to click on the "Already Paid" button if you have already paid. You must pass the final exam in all lessons with a score of 80 or higher AND complete the Evaluation Form in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. Finals are graded as Pass or No Pass. You may retake final exams as many times as necessary within the six week duration of the program at no additional charge.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 770-499-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.