Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 20.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.0912
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1071
The PA Post-Master’s Certificate in Geriatrics consists of three didactic courses and one clinical practicum (20.0 quarter credit hours). The certificate program is offered part-time for working professionals and is one year in length; the program begins in the Winter Term of each year (January), and runs through the Fall term of the following year (December).
The three didactic courses are offered online, and the clinical practicum in geriatrics is a supervised clinical practice experience. For students who desire more than one term of supervised clinical practice, the clinical practicum course may be taken (optionally) for an additional one or two terms.
The PA Post-Master’s Certificate in Geriatrics program is designed to
- enhance the knowledge and skills of Physician Assistants in clinical geriatrics;
- build competencies in patient-centered, evidence-based clinical practice;
- improve access to high-quality geriatric care.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.
Visit the Compliance pages for more information.
Applicants to the PA Post-Master’s Certificate (PMC) program in geriatrics must be/have:
- Master’s degree (minimum GPA 3.0)
- Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA Program
- Current NCCPA certificate
- Active, unrestricted license for clinical practice as a Physician Assistant
- Minimum of two years of clinical practice as a PA in adult medicine
- Transcripts from all universities, colleges, post-secondary educational institutions
- Personal statement describing reasons for pursuing the PMC and professional goals/plans
- Two letters of reference