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Geriatric Certification


Length: 12 months

Summer 2020 Deadline:

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DPT Add-On Available

For: PT, OT

The program provides PTs and OTs with an evidence-based curriculum that advances clinical skills and competency in the areas of prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for the aging population. It is a hybrid program that provides participants with both online and in-person opportunities to develop clinical skills sets and elevate their career.


  • Gain foundational knowledge to ensure older adult patients receive optimal care.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a multifactorial assessment and plan of care for older adults at increased risk for falling.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a multifactorial assessment and plan of care for older adults with various musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders and cardiopulmonary diagnoses.

OT accommodation statement


    Ginalyn Ruder



    Mariana Wingood, DPT, PT, GCS, CEEAA



    Alyson Ellis

    Clinic Director, TexPTS


  • (Choose 2)
    • GERI 6130 –  Geriatric Integumentary Conditions
    • GERI 6140 – Wellness and Health Promotion in the Geriatric Population
    • GERI 6150 – Exercise Prescription in Geriatric Rehab
    • GERI 6160 – Regulatory, Legal, and Policy Issues in Geriatric Rehabilitation
    • GERI 7170 – Geriatric Virtual Rounds and Case Presentations
    • GERI 7080 – Geriatric Certification Capstone Examination
  • Post-professional DPT can be added to the Geriatric Certification for an additional $4,800 in tuition and 8 credits of coursework to include:
    Core Coursework
    Topic Coursework
    • APPT 6110 – Essentials of Pharmacology & Clinical Lab Tests
    • APPT 6210 – Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • APPT 6220 – Essentials of Medical Screening
    • PROF 6100 – Professionalism: Roles & Responsibilities
    • TPS 6410 – Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
    The Post-professional DPT degree is not intended as an advanced academic degree in preparation for teaching as ranked faculty in a physical therapy educational program. The EIM Post-professional DPT is designed to be a clinically oriented degree. Typically, academic institutions seek ranked faculty members who have “terminal doctoral degrees”, such as a PhD, DSc, etc. Individuals desiring an advanced academic degree that prepares them for teaching should pursue the appropriate degree (ie, PhD, DSc, etc.) based on feedback from their target institution. While some institutions with a clinical faculty appointment track recognize the Post-professional DPT for academic purposes, most require that it come from a regionally accredited institution.

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