Advanced Diabetes Topics CERT

Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics


The Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics is designed for clinically prepared individuals who already hold a master's degree or higher and wish to advance their academic foundation in the diabetes specialty.

This academic certificate is not related to certificate in diabetes education or management.

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Admissions Information

Advanced Certificate

  • Points/Credits: 18
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: Rolling
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): Rolling
  • Summer/Fall (Final): Rolling

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Licensure in health professional field
  • Must hold Master's in related field or worked in Diabetes for two (2) years

Additional Application Info

  • The statement of purpose is a written personal essay that includes your interest in diabetes, your experience as a diabetes educator, if any, and your career goals
  • Copies of registration, licensure, or certification
  • Official scores from an accepted English proficiency exam
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from a graduate level professor

Course Requirements

Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics

The Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics requires satisfactory completion of the six core diabetes courses (18 points). The program may be completed in three to five academic terms. Two courses are offered in the fall, two in the spring, and two in the summer term.

Required diabetes related core courses:

  • HBSD 4110     Behavior change strategies for diabetes prevention and management (3) (summer)
  • HBSD 4120     Pathophysiology of diabetes and its related complications (3) (fall)
  • HBSD 4130     Assessment of the person with diabetes (3) (spring)
  • HBSD 4140     Preventive and therapeutic interventions in diabetes management (3) (fall)
  • HBSD 4150     Diabetes self-management education (dsme) programs:  development, implementation, and evaluation (3) (summer)*
  • HBSD 4160     Pharmacology of diabetes (3) (spring)*

*Some certificate students may be eligible to opt out of one of these two courses.

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