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.


Winter 2020 Cohort Calendar

Additional coursework may be added for Physical Therapists to obtain a Geriatric Postprofessional DPT.

Core Course Work
Elective Course Work
(Choose 2)
  • GERI 6130 –  Geriatric Integumentary Conditions
  • GERI 6140 – Wellness and Health Promotion in the Geriatric Population
  • GERI 6150 – Exercise Prescription in Geriatric Rehab
  • GERI 6160 – Regulatory, Legal, and Policy Issues in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Capstone Course and Exams
  • GERI 7170 – Geriatric Virtual Rounds and Case Presentations
  • GERI 7080 – Geriatric Certification Capstone Examination

Optional Postprofessional DPT Coursework

Postprofessional DPT can be added to the Geriatric Certification for an additional $4,800 in tuition and 8 credits of coursework to include:

Core Course Work
Topic Courses
  • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
  • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
  • PROF 6100 – Professionalism: Roles & Responsibilities
  • TPS 6410 – Therapeutic Neuroscience Education


If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact [email protected]. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner. For more information please see the Accommodation Procedures for Disabled Participants page.