Advanced Care of Older Adults Certificates

Developed by leading gerontologists and professional experts, the Advanced Care of Older Adults Certificates offer the following health professionals an opportunity to expand their geriatric knowledge and skills and improve their care of older adults:

Certified Nursing Assistants

CNAs will learn about skin issues; brain diseases; gastrointestinal, kidney and urogenital issues; diabetes and diet; and physical, emotional and social considerations when working with older adults, and more.

Emergency Medical Technicians

EMTs will learn about medicolegal considerations, communicating with older adults, common medical emergencies in older adults, traumatic injuries, behavioral health conditions and more.

Physical Therapist Assistants

PTAs will learn about home modification, wounds, mobility promotion, mental and cognitive health, pharmacology and more.

Each certificate includes an overview of aging, including common conditions, mental health, communication, ageism, caregiving, cultural issues, safety and legal issues, palliative/end-of-life issues and more.

Health professionals will also gain important geriatric knowledge and skills specific to their occupations.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital (PDF) Certificate of Completion from the University of Arizona Center on Aging and the Office of Continuing and Professional Education.

Advanced Care of Older Adults Certificate

Cost: $35

Schedule: Fully online and self-paced

Duration: Each certificate includes 12 hours of geriatric content. Students will have six months to complete the curriculum.



Lisa O'Neill