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Diabetes Education and Management

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

Program of Study

Master of Science (M.S)

The program of study leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Diabetes Education and Management is designed for clinically prepared individuals who wish to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the increased demand for comprehensive, evidence-based, safe, and effective diabetes care for the 29.1 million Americans who currently have diabetes and the estimated 439 million people worldwide who are expected to have the diagnosis of diabetes by 2030.  Thus, the program of study enables students to prepare, through courses in required areas and through elective course work, for advanced clinical practice in diabetes education and management in a variety of health care settings.  The M.S. degree may serve to prepare qualified students to go on for more advanced professional study in health education or other health-related fields.  Completion of the degree program prepares graduates for certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) or as a Board-Certified Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM) through the American Association of Diabetes Educators. 

To view the Program of Study Guide for the M.S. in Diabetes Education and Management, please click here

To read more about the degree, please see the Degree Requirements


Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics

The program of study leading to 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 16-credit academic certificate program includes the five core diabetes courses from the MS program (see Courses).

To learn more about the certificate, please see the reqirements here.

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