Certificate on Aging
Do you currently work with the aging population either professionally or as a family caregiver? Are you looking to advance your career with additional credentials? Are you considering a profession working with seniors? Whether you are an experienced professional, just starting out in the field, or caring for a family member, our program has something for you.
Built upon the solid tradition of excellence, Johns Hopkins University offers a Certificate on Aging. The non-credit certificate is designed for those who work with aging adults and their families— clergy, financial planners, lawyers, nurses, social workers, volunteers, and work/life planners. The interdisciplinary program draws upon the University’s rich resources and offers students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to broaden their professional training.
The Certificate on Aging Program is administered by the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, with the assistance of an interdisciplinary Advisory Board. Interested persons should contact the Odyssey Program at 410-516-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the program, courses and matriculation.
Continuing Education Credits
Need Continuing Education Credits? We offer the opportunity for Maryland licensed social workers, professional counselors, and therapists to earn continuing education credits needed to maintain licensure. All courses are open for individual enrollment. Students can choose topics most beneficial to them.
- Courses are approved for category 1 credit for CEUs as defined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.
- Courses are submitted for approval each semester to the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for Category A credit.
The Program is open to any interested adult. Prospective students may apply anytime throughout the year. To receive the Certificate on Aging, students must matriculate in the program. Contact us at 410-516-7428 or email@example.com for more information on the program, courses and how to begin.
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To receive the Certificate on Aging, students must matriculate in the program (application and $100 fee), complete four required courses, four elective courses, and a capstone project. There are no tests or grades but participants must attend 75 percent of all classes. Click here for a list of current courses offered or course descriptions.
- Biological Aspects of Aging
- Psychology of Aging
- Growing Old in an Aging Society
- Public and Private Programs for the Elderly
- Adult Children and Their Aging Parents
- Aging and the Brain
- Aging, Nutrition, and Fitness
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
- Assessment of the Elderly
- Counseling, Case Management, and Older Adults
- Death, Grief, and End-of-Life Planning
- Ethical Issues and the Elder Caregiver
- Financial Planning and Retirement
- Housing Options for the Elderly
- Illness and Death as Seen Through the Eyes of the Five Major World Religions
- Integrative Healthcare for Healthy Aging
- Legal Issues and the Elderly
- Long Term Care: Policies and Programs
- Re-imagining Living and Aging in Community
- Yoga, Therapy, Spirituality, and Aging
- and others
The capstone gives students the opportunity to explore independently a topic of their choosing under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Once a student matriculates, he/she is sent a capstone application form and guidelines.
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