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Caregiving Certificate Program

Spring 2019 Courses

Train to Be a Better Caregiver or Respite Care Provider.

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The College of Interdisciplinary Studies is offering two (2) courses in caregiving for Spring 2019. The courses are 7 weeks long and will be offered at CHEC on Wednesday from 6-9 pm. Please encourage students with an interest in Caregiving to register. The courses can be excellent electives for Nursing, Sociology, Psychology, Human Ecology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Exercise Science, and many others.

Complete training to become a better, more effective caregiver or respite care provider.

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. Unfortunately, most of those providing care have no professional training or guidance in the area of caregiving. Nearly three quarters of family caregivers report not going to the doctor as often as they should and 55% say they skip doctor appointments altogether. 58% indicate they do not take care of themselves as well as they did before becoming caregivers.

The courses will be foundational components of a soon to be created Caregiving emphasis area. The courses will cover issues related to care, safety, nutrition, insurance, legal, finances, respite, stress, resource availability, and other important caregiving concepts.

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Wednesday Nights
Cookeville Higher Education Campus
6PM - 9PM
Room 214
Registration Deadline: Mon., Jan 14, 2019

Report To Cookeville Higher Education Campus, ROOM 214 THE FIRST NIGHT.

  • Jan. 16 Roles of caregiving
  • Jan. 23 Respite care, crisis care, and difficult situations
  • Jan. 30 Safety precautions, disability awareness, and difficult behaviors
  • Feb. 6 Personal connections and confidentiality
  • Feb. 13 Cultural aspects of caregiving
  • Feb. 20 Ethical and personal boundaries

If you have questions you should contact Dr. Dennis Tennant at or 931-372-3300 before registering.

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Caregiving Certificate Curriculum

LIST 3600 3 hours Concepts of Caregiving: Role of the caregiver in a diverse and challenging environment
LIST 4600 3 hours Advanced Caregiving: Advanced understanding of the professional and non-professional caregiver
LIST 3610

3 hours

Aging, Home Safety and Equipment Use: Examines the reality and functional requirements of aging and caregiving both personally and professionally.
HEC 3565 3 hours End of Life Applications for Children and Families: Explores loss, death, and bereavement with focused application on children and families.
HEC 3700 3 hours Development Young Adulthood/Aging: Explore the development and change from young adulthood through late adulthood

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