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Productive Aging Certificate

Bay Path University Productive Aging Certificate was designed for students interested in gaining expertise in the field of productive aging and advancing their careers to specialize in working with older adults.

• 12 CREDIT CERTIFICATE - 4 CORE COURSES
• COURSES ARE TAUGHT 100% ONLINE 
• CLASSES BEGIN EVERY FEBRUARY AND OCTOBER

DID YOU KNOW? STUDENTS CAN COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OR USE THEIR CERTIFICATE COURSEWORK TO CONTINUE AT BAY PATH TO COMPLETE The Occupational Therapy Doctorate - Productive Aging Track or the doctor of health science - productive aging CONCENTRATION.

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
HSC731 Aging in Place 3

This course focuses on supports and barriers to aging in place. The importance of assisting older adults to age productively within his or her own environment and the role of interdisciplinary coordination of care is investigated. Topics include social interaction, community mobility, accessibility, and intergenerational relationships.

HSC733 Chronic Disease Management for the Older Adult Population 3

The unique challenges of older adults living with chronic diseases will be explored. Economic costs and impact on communities, healthcare system, and society will be studied. Focus is on evidence-based interventions to prevent, support, and assist older adults chronic illness living in community and institutional settings.

HSC735 Specialized Assessment for the Older Adult Population 3

Focus is on the role of measurement and the importance of evidence-based outcome measures for assessment in the older adult population. Specialized assessments and outcome measures will be discussed, including documenting change in one or more constructs over time, assessing and describing complex and comorbid conditions, formulating prognoses, and evaluating the effects of interventions at the individual and population level.

HSC737 Neuroscience of Aging and Impact on Mental Health 3

Focus is on the unique challenges of mental health diagnoses, including cognitive impairments, superimposed upon the aging process. Neuroscience concepts related to aging, the psychopathology of later life, and intervention strategies for older adults with a mental health diagnosis are discussed.