Learn and Earn Online
This non-credit certificate designed for healthcare professionals across the disciplines along with lay people who have an interest in the field of gerontology. It is a 10 week program comprised of video modules, readings, and reflective assessments. The video modules were created by faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga who were involved with the PACT4 and IPCP-AGES grants. This certificate will be offered in an online format via UTC Learn.
What to expect
Each week, a content module on a gerontological topic will be released in our learning management system Blackboard. Each module will contain a video to watch and supplemental journal articles. There will also be recommended textbook chapters to read.
The following textbook is recommended as an accompaniment to your weekly content modules. It is not required for completion of the certificate, but helps enhance your experience and knowledge. Within the content modules, you will find suggestions for chapters to read. The book can be purchased online through Amazon.
Robnett, R. & Chop, W. (2015). Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, 3rd Ed. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
What Students Are Saying
"I would definitely recommend this course to not only beginning level practitioners, but to anyone new to working in interprofessional teams in health care" -Student from 2016 Cohort
"I found the content a good refresher overall, and an introduction to concepts that have changed since I was in nursing school. The videos were easy to understand and follow. I enjoyed the articles. I do feel like my knowledge about gerontology was increased, and I would recommend this course to my peers." - Student from 2016 Cohort
"I really had a great time learning this way! I have not done online courses before and I would say this was a good first experience. I enjoyed the videos and feel as though I did increase my knowledge in the aging field. I appreciated that the modules were clear and concise. I would definitely recommend this course to others. I think it is a great starting place for individuals who want to work in this field!" - Student from 2016 Cohort