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Diabetes Education and Management

In the Department of Health & Behavior Studies

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The Diabetes Education and Management Program offers an interdisciplinary 36-credit Master of Science degree — solely online. We equip clinicians and care managers with a greater understanding of how diabetes develops and evolves across different populations; how to help patients live well with their illness; how to develop, implement, and evaluate diabetes self-care management programs; and how to conduct advocacy at the national, state, and local levels. The program is offered entirely online.

Program requirements include coursework and a culminating project in which students will demonstrate their integration of the content they have learned. In addition to courses with content specific to diabetes, the program includes courses currently offered through the Health Education, Nutrition Education, Nursing Education, Exercise Science, Human Development, and Adult Learning and Leadership programs of Teachers College.

The Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics is a 16-credit academic certificate for those holding a master's degree or higher in a clinical discipline. Those with a graduate degree who have been working in diabetes for two years or more are also eligible to apply. The certificate program includes the five core diabetes courses.