Program Description

This certificate will prepare individuals seeking advanced knowledge of death and dying in a way that combines the intellectual, emotional, social, psychological and physical aspect of end of life care. Individuals completing this certificate will have advanced skills in hospice and palliative care, as well as have gained knowledge of unique gerontology related needs during the end of life.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
10-20 %
at Antigo
10-20 %
at Medford
10-20 %
at Phillips
10-20 %
at Spencer
10-20 %
at Wittenberg
80-90 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Enhance and expand the learner skill set through hands-on experience in the end of life clinical setting
  • Emphasize personal and social values that are enhanced by learning about death
  • Provide care for clients and family in Hospice and Palliative settings using customer-focused practices
  • Examine caregiver strategies in caring for persons during the dying process
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of bereavement, grief and mourning

Courses

The End of Life Care Certificate is a 14 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

BOUNDARIES AND ETHICS IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3.00
PRINCIPLES FOR END OF LIFE CARE 4.00
END OF LIFE CLINICAL 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the End of Life Care Certificate Earns You:

  • 23% of the total credits in Gerontology (14 of 60 Credits)

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.