Advanced Diabetes Topics CERT

Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics

Our program is solely online and asynchronous


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. Our program is solely online.

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: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15 (Summer), August 1 (Fall)

* Program is not currently accepting applications.

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application Supplement (included in online application)
  • Must hold licensure in health professional field
  • Must hold Master's degree in related field or have 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

View our Program Guide for more information.

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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The solely online and asynchronous Certificate in Advanced Diabetes Topics requires satisfactory completion of the six core diabetes courses (18 points). The program is completed in six academic terms (2 years). One core diabetes course is offered each term.

Required diabetes-related core courses:

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