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The Foundational Geriatric Certification provides rehabilitation professionals with the basic skills required to manage the complex and unique needs of the older adult population. Topics covered in this level include online didactic coursework related to interprofessional management of older adults in health care, exercise prescription, and health promotion/wellness as well as two weekend intensives dedicated to providing the most current information regarding balance and falls management as well as orthopedic considerations for the older adult. Ideal for the clinician that sees a consistent older adult population, but isn’t sure if the geriatric specialty route is for them, this program will help you feel more confident in your clinical interactions with older adults. This certification is the only one of its kind as you will learn from an interdisciplinary team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and other qualified professionals with clinical and research backgrounds in managing older adult needs.
At the end of the Evidence In Motion Foundational Geriatric Certification, a successful learner will be able to:
Evidence In Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. By taking an EIM continuing education course designed for OTs/OTAs you may qualify for AOTA CEUs. *The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.