Aging & Long-Term Care

At a glance

What: High-quality evidence-based classes, certificates, and conferences focused on keeping your professional knowledge, skills, and credentials up to date

Who: Taught by leading researchers and UW-Madison faculty

Certification: Programs meet multiple licensure requirements for continuing education

Questions? Contact program coordinator Dr. Suzanna Waters-Castillo at or 608-263-3174


Upcoming classes/programs
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Start anytime, complete within 1 year.  •  $225
Start anytime; complete within one year  •  $595
Professional certificates
Intensive training for working with older adults experiencing mental distress.

A 2-day institute advancing the understanding of geriatric mental illness and Parkinson’s Disease.

Skill-building and evidence-based approaches for care managers working with older adults who have mental illness.
Special programs
This new online course is the only one of its kind in the country. Build on your leadership skills and enrich your understanding in a variety of topics centered around geriatric mental health care. Anticipated start date of January 2017.

Independent-study course prepares you for the nursing home administration licensing exam. Available on CD.

This online course is intended for employees of community based residential facilities or adult family homes, and individuals interested in providing care and services to adults with intellectual disabilities. This course is authored by Professor Barbara Bowers of UW-Madison School of Nursing and is a collaboration with the Department of Health Services Bureau of Assisted Living.