Enhancing Educational Opportunities
The primary objective of YU-CARE is to provide educational opportunities for students at all levels of study and the community in the area of aging.
The Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Aging is an example of the great strides YU-CARE members have taken to enhance widespread understanding of many topics related to aging.
Certificate in Aging
Launched in Fall 2016, the Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Aging is offered to students enrolled in degree programs in the Faculty of Health beginning. This Certificate in Aging brings together courses across different disciplines (Kinesiology and Health Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.) at the 3000 and 4000 level with the underlying theme of aging.
The general objectives of the certificate are to allow students to develop a level of competence and skills that could include the following: developing professionalism (e.g., compassion, intuition, empathy, teamwork, ethics) through interpersonal experiences with older adults; promoting positive aging (promoting independence from a person focused perspective), understanding aging from a diverse cultural perspective; advocating on behalf of older adults; contributing to life-long learning by providing education about aging to individuals and families; increasing respite capacity, contributing to supports and resources for caregivers; designing interventions regarding age related concerns; and problem solving on a case-by-case basis.