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Geriatric Healthcare Certificate

Seize the Opportunity

in Geriatric Health

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last century. A longer life provides more opportunity for personal fulfillment and contribution, but it can also be associated with illness, discomfort, disability and dependency at the end of life.

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

This milestone in the aging population will demand a new approach to healthy aging that’s skilled in assessing patient preferences and values and translating them into prevention, intervention and advance care planning. This new approach will cross disciplines in caring for the complex needs of patients. The burgeoning growth of people age 65 and older ensures that individuals with a specialization in geriatrics will be high value.

Accelerated & Online Format

The accelerated online format provides flexibility that will allow you to balance your work and family responsibilities while continuing your education and advancing your career. The non-credit certificate can be completed in under a year. Each course is six weeks in length.
 
Core Certificate Courses                                                                         
FUNDAMENTALS OF GERONTOLOGY  
GENERATIONS AND DIVERSITY IN AN AGING SOCIETY  
MENTAL HEALTH  
ILLNESS AND END OF LIFE  
Elective Options                                                                         
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT AND CHALLENGES IN THE ELDERLY                                                                                        
LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES, ADVOCACY AND POLICY  

Be a Part of a Patient-Centered Team

You should enroll:​
  • IF YOU ARE A NURSE in acute or ambulatory care or currently working in a nursing home or assisted living facility and want to help patients age more healthy.
  • IF YOU ARE A SOCIAL WORKER OR MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR and want to learn more about the unique needs of the aging population.
  • IF YOU ARE A GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER OR OTHER HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE who works with the elderly population and want to seize the opportunity by specializing in a program that promotes healthy aging.

Stand Out from Other Candidates

Upon completion of the program, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay Certificate or Digital Badge, which will signal mastery of the curriculum, enabling you to stand out from other candidates. The digital badge can be shared on your resume, your social media, your website and your email signature.​

Take the Next Step

Call or email Kerry Winkler Program Specialist today at 920-465-2508 or winklerk@uwgb.edu to discuss your options or register now. ​


All successful candidates must have a High School level analytical ability and be proficient in reading, writing and math. Candidates should also be comfortable with technology and computers with some experience of Microsoft Word. Candidates should be capable of writing reports and taking online exams using a laptop/PC.