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Geriatric Healthcare Noncredit Certificate


Integrating geriatrics concepts when working with older populations.

As our population continues to age, healthcare will require a new approach to age-friendly care that integrates geriatrics concepts and crosses disciplines to ensure the complex needs of older people are met. Our certificate program offers relevant sections on important topics related to prevention, intervention and advance care planning.

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Our Certificate at a Glance

Find out more about the Geriatric Healthcare Noncredit Certificate.


September 2024-December 2024
2 Sections


Scheduled Online Study (Canvas)



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An Aging Milestone

The year 2030 marks an important demographic turning point in U.S. history when all baby boomers will be older than age 65.

This means that in a couple decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.

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Redefine Healthy Aging

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last century. A longer life can be associated with illness, discomfort, disability and dependency at the end of life. If you are charged with the care of older people, this certificate program could expand the quality of your care:

  • A nurse in acute or ambulatory care or currently working in a nursing home or assisted living facility
  • A social worker or mental health counselor
  • A geriatric care manager or other healthcare employee

Relevant Sections

This certificate encompasses two sections.

Geriatric Fundamentals

Section 1

September 4-October 27, 2024 (8 Weeks)

This section will examine the social, biological and psychological aspects in an aging society along with an overview of medications and mental health issues. Students will be able to identify age-related changes for each of the major body systems and recognize how gerontological care delivery focuses on various age-related changes. Topics covered will include but not be limited to:

  • Theories of Aging
  • Common Changes in Aging
  • Effects of Aging on Key Systems of the Body
  • Aging & Mental Health
  • Aging Risks
  • Holistic Gerontological Care
Living in Harmony with Aging & Chronic Conditions

Section 2

October 28-December 22, 2024 (8 Weeks)

This section will examine the aging process and how chronic conditions and diseases influence the quality of life. This course will describe the unique challenges and goals for older patients living with chronic conditions and how to help your patients and residents achieve the goal of maintain a high quality satisfying life and to not be controlled by the disease. Topics covered will include but not be limited to:

  • Effects of Aging on Medication Use
  • Chronic Conditions & Older Adults
  • Comfort & Pain Management
  • Rehabilitative & Restorative Care
  • Long Term Care
  • End of Life Care
Geriatric Healthcare Digital Badge

Gain a Competitive Edge

Upon successful completion the certificate, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature and website.

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Get Connected

If you are interested in staying connected to the latest research in the aging population, check out our Gerontology Center.

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Play a Vital Role

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As a community health major with us, you will educate people about the availability of healthcare services, teach them healthier behaviors that promote wellness, and develop strategies to improve the well-being of individuals and communities. You could lead your community to improve nutrition, combat substance abuse, prevent the spread of diseases, quit smoking and so much more.

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Have Questions?

We can help. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Sam Anderson, Program Coordinator at (920) 465-2587 or

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