Education

ASA's educational programs provide the highest level of training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of those working in the field of aging. ASA is committed to being the premier resource for education, training and information on aging-related issues. It carries out this commitment through programs such as the annual Aging in America Conference, publications, online courses and web seminars that offer a wealth of practical knowledge and ideas that professionals can put into practice right away to improve their organizations, businesses and services to older adults and their families.

Aging in America, the annual conference of the American Society on Aging, is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States. Thousands of professionals from healthcare, long-term care, social services, educational and research institutions, business and government converge to learn about cutting-edge topics, network and share resources.

ASA's web seminars focus on topical issues and occur throughout the year. All web seminars are free to ASA members and many sponsored seminars are also free to the public.

ASA's podcasts offer a flexible way to access the educational programming offered through the Aging and Disability Business Institute web seminar series. We offer a series of podcasts adapted from the web seminars that you can download and listen to anytime and anywhere.

ASA/USC Online Gerontology Courses offer opportunities—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in a convenient and flexible online format. Courses include: Fundamentals of Gerontology, Advanced Concepts in an Aging Society, Managing Health and Chronic Conditions in Older Adults, and two courses on Elder Mistreatment.

Continuing Education Credit is available from a variety of disciplines and boards for most ASA conferences and training, including:

Certified Health Education Specialists
Certified Senior Advisors
Care/Case Managers
Drug & Alcohol Counselors
Fiduciaries (California)
Nurses
Long-term Care Administrators
Occupational Therapists
Physicians
Psychologists
Social Workers

Contact Patricia Morazan pmorazan@asaging.org or (415) 974-9606, for more information about CE credit.