Distance Ed.

The Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health is pleased to offer four unique continuing education programs: Geriatric Care Management, Medicare Set-Aside, and Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation.

Geriatric Care Management

Job opportunities in geriatrics and long term care are expected to grow by more than 35% – ranking among the most rapidly growing employment areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The home and community based care sector has grown to approximately four hundred million dollars per year and the provision of services in long term care is estimated to be as much as two billion dollars per year. We’re now accepting applications for the Geriatric Care Management Program More info

Life Care Planning Pre-Certification

***The University has agreed to transfer ownership of the Life Care Planning Pre-Certification Program to the Institute of Rehabilitation Education and Training (IRET). The program will remain the same and has been pre-approved by the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC).  IRET will still offer both U.S. and Canadian training.  Given that the University of Florida has agreed to transfer all program rights to IRET, after the presentation of the next two live courses, the University of Florida will no longer be involved in the Life Care Planning Program.  New students interested in taking the Pre-Certification should click here: Institute of Rehabilitation Education and Training

Current students who are already registered for the University of Florida Life Care Planning Pre-Certification program should click here:  Current Students

Medicare Set-Aside

This program equips participants with all the knowledge and practical skills required to acquire certification in the Medicare Set-Aside Allocation (MSA) field. The University of Florida’s certificate program is a dynamic, interactive learning experience. Upon completion of this program, participants will be eligible to sit for the national (MSCC) certification exam offered by the International Commission on Health Care Certification and receive the designation of Medicare Set-aside Certified Consultant. More info

Forensic Vocational Rehabilitation

This program is designed for working professionals that currently have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or working professionals that are already certified rehabilitation counselors. This program is offered online, so students will not have to sacrifice their work and family life in order to further their education and enrich their careers. We’re now accepting applications. More info

For more information on any of these programs, please contact:

Mark W. Hart, EdD, MALS
Director of Online Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health & Health Professions
Phone: (352) 273-8545