Geriatric Rehabilitation + Healthy Aging

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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. 

Now registering for the next course running September 2 - October 11, 2024

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 the impact of socioeconomic determinants.


The course is approximately 1 credit equivalent (13 content hours).  However, you should expect to spend somewhere between 18-35 total hours on the course (varies depending on the individual). We do equate the course on the high end of that and 35 educational hours appear on the digital certificates that are issued after course completion.

*If you are an allied health staff member with Alberta Health Services and you support University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine student placements (e.g. preceptor, site coordinator) you may be eligible to receive complimentary registration for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

*If you are a current (2023-24) Faculty of Rehab Medicine (FRM) Affiliated Clinical Educator you may be eligible to receive a 15% discount for this micro-course. Contact for more information.

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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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$250 Course Fee Payment:

Course Payment

A 100% refund of the $250 course fee is available to students who withdraw before the first day of the course.  Withdrawals after the first day of the course are subject to a $50 administrative fee.

Course Offerings

September 11 - October 20, 2023


The course content is delivered 100% 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 completion of each module participants will be issued a faculty digital certificate noting the number of educational hours.

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