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Technology for Optimal Aging Certificate Program

"Considerations Across the Spectrum"



This is a unique opportunity for post-graduate and professional development, and for professionals in the OT, COTA, PT, or PTA fields.

In partnership with WIND (Wyoming Institute for Disabilities) and Good Samaritan Society.


Technology for Optimal Aging is an online certificate program that will review the aging process, aging demographics, theories of aging, available technology, the importance of technology in aging, and the implementation of no-tech to high tech interventions. The program is comprised of four courses. Each course involves weekly lectures, quizzes and interactive discussions. At the conclusion of the certificate participants will gain a general understanding of aging and ageism, summarize and define various types of technology, understand the theories of aging, and assess and implement appropriate use of technology.

The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) provides credible education and resources to professionals, caregivers, students, and educators. With Wyoming projected to have one the most significant increases in the aging population by 2030, our mission is to optimize the health and wellbeing of Wyoming’s older residents well into the future. Technology plays a critical role in the ability to age well and age in place.  WyCOA upholds our mission by supporting the reality of the benefit of technology. This course seeks to empower healthcare professionals by providing the tools necessary to appropriately assess and implement technology for an aging population. Brought to you in partnership with Good Samaritan Society and WIND (Wyoming Institute for Disabilities). Please let WyCOA know if you need any accommodations.


Is this course right for me?

This unique four course program can be taken one course at a time for $50.00 per course or $150.00 if you register for all four courses. This certificate program may be right for you if you:
  1. Work with the geriatric population in the rehabilitation or caregiving setting
  2. Work as an OT, COTA, PT, or PTA
  3. Are interested in learning more about prescribing and implementing assistive technology and matching the person to technology
  4. Are able to learn via an online platform and have two hours per week to dedicate to assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc.
  5. Want to earn Continuing Education credits (12 per course)


Registration Coming Soon for Spring 2019!
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