Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics
Teachers College at Columbia University

Program Details

Teachers College offers the online Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics. This certificate is geared towards professionals already holding a master’s degree or higher, and emphasizes effective approaches to working with people who have diabetes. Clinicians and other working in diabetes are provided a foundation in pathophysiology, assessment, management/interventions, education, and behavior change.

Sample of Program Courses:

  • Behavior Change Strategies for Diabetes Management
  • Pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications
  • Assessment of the person with diabetes
  • Preventive and therapeutic interventions in diabetes management
  • Diabetes self-management education (DSME) programs:  Development, implementation, and evaluation


  • Requires a master’s degree or higher
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Resume/CV
  • Written personal essay
  • Official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam
  • Two letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education