List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students wishing to pursue a higher education in the fields of Health and Medicine will participate in a variety of courses, designed not only to enable the practice of good health but also the education of proper public health procedures to the general public. A degree concentration in areas of health and medicine is a broad interdisciplinary area of study that encompasses many attributes to the efficient operation of a health care organization.

Health education is a popular concentration within the field of study. The coursework emphasizes the education of common people about general health. A professional health educator can enter career opportunities with environmental health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual health, and spiritual health organizations. Education about health and disease prevention is a critical goal of health care providers as it leads to best practices in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

Health science is another branch of higher education. The science focuses on two integral approaches to health: the study and research of the body and health-related issues to conclude how humans function, and the application of the learned knowledge to create, improve and perform treatments to prevent and cure physical ailments. A degree in health science will build on the core understandings from biology, biochemistry, physics, epidemiology, pharmacology, medical sociology.

Primary care medical services are provided by physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners in physician offices, clinics, nursing homes, schools and home visits. Most medical issues can be treated by a primary care provider.

Secondary care medical services are provided by specialists in offices, clinics or hospitals for patients first diagnosed at primary care facilities. Medical services provided can be out/inpatient services, emergency rooms, intensive care medicine, surgery services, physical therapy, labor and delivery, endoscopy units, diagnostic laboratory and medical imaging services.

Tertiary care medical services are provided by special hospitals or regional centers equipped with state-of-the- art diagnostic and treatment facilities. The types of facilities include: trauma centers, burn treatment centers, advanced neonatology services, organ transplants, high-risk pregnancy and oncology.

Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within advanced organizations providing all levels of patient care. Students wishing to earn a degree in the health sciences are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state and local governing agencies.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Adult Nurse Practitioner Certifi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Certificate in Life Stages & Transitions

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Sociology of Medicine & Aging

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Healthy Aging

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    14
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post-Master's Certificate in Geropsychology & Elder Care

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Management

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Elder Care Management Certificate

Lasell College offers a Elder Care Management Certificate for professionals in business interested in developing their ability to administrate care for the elderly and the aged. Students will lear...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Gerontology Certificate

The Graduate Gerontology Certificate offered by McDaniel College offers students the opportunity to examine human aging from a bio-psycho social perspective.  The program looks into the physi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate

Earn your degree in Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate from Misericordia University ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program

The course in the Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program from Naropa University combines 15 weeks of on-line learning with an eight-day residential retreat at Light on the Hill in upst...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Buddhist
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Certificate of Gerontology

The University of North Georgia offers a Certificate in Gerontology for students and professionals in fields of study and employment relating to the aging process and working with older adults. St...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Adult Development and Aging Services (Undergraduate Certificate)

Adult Development and Aging Services (Undergraduate Certificate) Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Certificate of Completion in Adult Development and Aging

This program is designed to be incremental and sequential, as one level is incorporated into the next level. At Rio Salado, faculty assist the professional to move from one educational level to th...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    19
  • Credit Type:

Post Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The online Post Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner focuses on health care services for adults, specifically anyone over the age of 18. Professionals with a m...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Gerontology Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Gerontology Certificate is made possible through a consortium of universities called the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). Several universi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:

Palliative Care Certificate

Earn your degree in Palliative Care Certificate from University of Colorado Denver...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management

The University of Florida offers a Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management through an entirely online format. This course of study is made possible through the university’s College of Pu...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Gerontology Certificate

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology which is designed to serve professionals in diverse disciplines who are interested in obtaining basic knowledge of...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Utica College’s online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program is designed to prepare students to help improve the quality of life of the older generation by teaching students respond to the c...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is a 15-credit hour, online program offered by Appalachian State University. Individuals who are passionate about the older population and the care they rec...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:
    semester hours

Gerontology Certificate

Gerontology Certificate Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

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  • Sector of Institution:
    Private nonprofit 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

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