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Geriatric Certificate Program

Working with older adults can be challenging, exciting, and rewarding.

Caretaker assists elderly patient

Are you looking for a career in an area that...

  • works with the fastest growing population in the world?
  • needs people with a broad range of skills, and who aim to improve people's lives?
  • can make a difference in the lives of those most in need?

The Geriatric Certificate Program at Idaho State University is for you!

Students must be at least junior-standing or graduate students to begin the 3-course Geriatric Certificate Program:

  • DHS 4402/5502 Survey of Aging Issues (3 credits, fall semester)
  • DHS 4403/5503 Interprofessional Systems in Geriatric Management (3 credits, spring semester)
  • DHS 4404/5504 Geriatric Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Internship (2 credits, spring semester)


Students may register for courses online through MyISU. Detailed course descriptions are available via the ISU undergraduate catalog or the ISU graduate catalog.

For more information or to get started, contact:

Sister Anthony Marie Greving, Coordinator
ISU Geriatric Certificate Program
(208) 282-4284


ISU’s Kasiska Division of Health Sciences offers the 8-credit Geriatric Certificate Program to prepare students to support the increasing older adult population with health care needs, and gain practical experience through 90 hours of hands-on educational rotation.

The Geriatric Certificate Program at ISU is available online, and awards undergraduate and graduate students with a Geriatric Certificate along with their degree upon graduation.

Credits count towards upper-division elective credits for undergraduate students, or elective credits for graduate students.

The certificate cannot be awarded without the completion of a concurrent degree program.

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