Certificate in Healthy Aging

Certificate in Healthy Aging

to provide a long-term foundation for treatment of the senior community and overall health during the later years of life.
6 weeks / 10 Course Hrs
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Details

As the population in the United States ages, there are many opportunities to learn how to work with seniors in multiple settings in a way that supports quality of life. In the Certificate in Healthy Aging, you'll gain an overview of specific aspects of aging to provide a long-term foundation for treatment of the senior community and overall health during the later years of life.

This certificate is designed for anyone working in the health care field, those who are interested in the topic, those who are working with the aging population, or anyone who wishes to prepare for a career in aging services or gerontology. (10 contact hours)

Accreditation:

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours.

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE).

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Provider Number 451562-11

This online course has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Courses are only endorsed by AHNA after a rigorous peer-review process and approval of the AHNA Leadership Council.

This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and jointly provided by Cengage Learning, Inc.

Expiration Date: 5/30/2022

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
6 weeks Access Course Code: 0ha
Start Dates*Nov 13 | Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12
*Choose start date in cart
$65.00
Self-Paced
3 Months Access Course Code: T9662
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$65.00

Syllabus

The goal of this course is to identify the nutrient needs specific to the older adult, describe how age-related changes impact nutritional status, identify nutrition-related diseases common in older adults, describe the impact of food-borne illnesses on the health of aging adults, identify the United States' governmental MyPlate food guidelines, and describe the purpose of the Older Americans Nutrition Program (OANP).

The goal of this course is to identify the components of the brain and their functions; differentiate the current theories of neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and epigenetics; and discuss the effects of physical activity, nutrition, mental stimulation, socialization, creativity, attitude, spirituality, and meditation on the healthy aging brain.

Physical activity is essential for healthy aging and well-being. Throughout life, engaging in enjoyable movement, such as walking, dancing, golfing, swimming, and cycling can increase the chances for health and vitality in later years. The goal of this course is to examine the physiological and psychological benefits of physical activity. Various types of physical activity, their health benefits, the factors of an effective exercise program, and the benefits of movement (walking, yoga, and tai chi) are described.

The goal of this course is to describe the epidemiology and psychosocial dynamics of centenarians, examine genetic factors that contribute to longevity, and discuss the nine lessons learned from the Blue Zones.

The goal of this course is to examine the importance of intimacy and sexual needs, describe normal sexual changes in the aging adult, explain the pathological conditions affecting sexuality, and explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual issues as they relate to getting older.

Requirements

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Java. Click here to download Java.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Caroline Young, M.P.H., has an extensive public health background that includes research experience, workshop presentations, and instruction. She has designed, developed, and instructed numerous integrative health programs for diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. Young is the co-author of "Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals."

Reviews

This was an excellent class. I have worked with the elderly for several years and it is a VERY rewarding job.

After taking this course, I will have a better understanding of the aging process in older adults. I will take more time to truly listen and hear what they have to say.

This course has provided me with a better understanding of the physiological and psychological needs of seniors. This helps me be more aware of the needs of my students in my Tai Chi classes.

Thank you for providing this course. I will be looking on your website for more courses that will assist me in nursing.

Thank you for the time, energy and effort that you expended to prepare and present this material. I think adding the chapter on sexual needs was important to do.

This was an excellent course and I look forward to enrolling in a yoga and/or meditation course and using some of the information and knowledge I gained from this course. Thank you.

This is the second course I have taken by these instructors and I am still extremely pleased with their knowledge and professionalism. Thank you until the next time.

I work for the City of Calabasas and we are getting ready to open our Senior Center in about 18 months and I needed to get greater knowledge, which this program provided.

I am 78 years and a retired RN. I found this course to be very interesting. I am not taking care of anyone but my husband and myself at this time. I am getting ready to look through the catalog for another course now. This is my 18th course since May 2012.

I am pleased to learn this information. At the moment, I am a caregiver for my 91-year-old mother and her 89-year-old husband. This course has given me insights that will help with this, as well as a personal need to start taking better care of myself now, and how to do it. The information was relevant and interesting. Thank you!