This program offers PTs and OTs the opportunity to develop expertise in the clinical management of the aging patient population. Our evidence‑based curriculum focuses on the development of clinical competencies in the treatment of older adults with functional and cognitive decline with the intention of returning patients to active and healthy lifestyles. Become a highly skilled practitioner with advanced clinical skills and competency in the areas of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for the aging population.

The Experience

The majority of the Geriatric Certification takes place wherever you happen to be. Coursework consists of a dynamic combination of didactic, collaborative, and clinical education experiences using a blend of distance learning, online courses, and weekend intensive on-site courses. You will walk away from this 12-month experience with the tools and experience you need to grow your business and skill set. The weekend intensive on-site courses occur at EIM Network Partners and academic centers located in key geographic areas around the country.

Curricula

Additional coursework may be added for Physical and Occupational Therapists to obtain a Geriatric Postprofessional DPT or OTD.

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Summer 2017 Cohort Calendar

Fall 2017 Cohort Calendar

Core Course Work
Elective Course Work
(Choose 2)
  • GERI 6130 – Management of Integumentary Problems in the Older Adult
  • GERI 6140 – Wellness and Health Promotion in the Geriatric Population
  • GERI 6150 – Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation
  • GERI 6160 – Regulatory, Legal, and Issues in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Capstone Course and Exams
  • GERI 7170 – Geriatric Virtual Rounds and Case Presentations
  • GERI 7080 – Geriatric Certification Capstone Examinations

Optional Postprofessional DPT Coursework

Postprofessional DPT can be added to the Geriatric Certification for an additional $5,075 in tuition and 15 credits of coursework to include:

Core Course Work
  • ORPT 6510 – Management of Lumbopelvic Disorders
  • ORPT 6530 – Management of Cervical and Thoracic Disorders
Topic Courses
  • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
  • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening

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