Healthy Aging in the Community

Healthy Aging in the Community

This online course is an introduction to primary management strategies for rehabilitation professionals working with aging populations. Physical and psychosocial issues associated with aging will be discussed, as will strategies for promoting wellness and independent living. 

Course Goals

  • Students will be able to screen, assess, and understand management issues commonly affecting community-dwelling elderly
  • Students will be able to use evidence-based practices to promote healthy aging for physical, cognitive, and mental domains.
  • Students will be able to provide evidence-based recommendations to support healthy aging and aging in place, including individual changes, community supports, and technology.
  • Students will understand the global plan of action for health aging and impact of socioeconomic determinants.
Portrait of Kim Dao

Course Instructor

Kim Dao, PT, DPT is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy with
more than fifteen years of clinical practice in acute care, rehabilitation, and outpatient settings.

She taught at the University of Alberta for over eleven years and is currently an Assistant
Professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Tufts University. Her teaching focus is on neuroscience, neuromuscular practice management, aging, complex conditions, and prosthetics and orthotics.

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How to Apply

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Part 1 (online course): $250 Course Fee

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A 100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course.

Course Offerings
February 7 – March 18, 2022
The majority of course content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. Participants can complete the learning activities in a place and time of their choosing. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection.
There are no grades for this course. Instead, students receive a complete or incomplete score based on satisfactory completion of the course. To successfully complete the course students are required to work through all learning activities and achieve 60% on all the knowledge check quizzes at the end of each module. Students are given unlimited quiz attempts and can challenge these at any time throughout the course.
Upon successful completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital
certificate noting the number of educational hours.
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