Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program
Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program:
at a glance
Fall 2017: 11 September 2017 // Winter 2018: 8 January 2018
$1,480 - textbook not included. Please see below for International Tuition.
**NOW ONLY 6 MONTHS LONG**
The Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program was the first program globally to achieve recognition from the International Diabetes Federation. Delivered online and led by Certified Diabetes Educators, this program is highly sought after by health professionals interested in supporting patients and families with the management and control of diabetes. Offering flexible and varied learning methods, the program has been taught to more than one thousand (1,000) registrants since 2004. For those interested in specializing further, there are a number of distinct additional courses that are offered independently.
Have questions about the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page!
Michener’s Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program is designed to be flexible, with online delivery, combined with a two (2) day live workshop mid-semester. Study on your own time and at your own pace, and complete the Certificate in six (6) months. Upon successful completion of the online program, workshop, and final exam you will receive The Michener Institute’s Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education.
Course Modules and Evaluation
The Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program consists of one (1) course made up of six (6) modules:
1 Teaching and Learning
3 Managing Diabetes
4 Antihyperglycemic Agents
5 Complications of Diabetes
6 Special Populations and Issues
Each online module contains learning objectives, a pre and post self-assessment quiz, course reading materials, and a list of supplementary reading. You are encouraged to identify your own learning needs and go beyond the material provided in each module to additional information resources.
Evaluation is conducted by certified facilitators and includes:
|Evaluation Item||Due Date (approximate)|
|Module Review Questions||Ongoing|
|Online Case Conference||Week 6|
|Web-based Mid-term Examination||Week 10|
|Workshop presentation||Week 11-13
(tentative, dates TBD)
|Reflection Paper||Week 17|
|Online Case Conference||Week 19|
|Final Assignment (Case Study)||Week 24|
|Web-based Final Examination||Week 25-26|
The mandatory 2-day workshop builds on your personal knowledge and experience, and is conducted by experienced facilitators who are Certified Diabetes Educators. You will participate in small group discussions, case presentations, role playing, teaching practice, and assessment of teaching skills as you evaluate and problem solve diabetes patient cases. You will receive written and oral feedback from the faculty and your peers.
Workshops run for two full days, Saturday and Sunday, and are held at The Michener Institute in Toronto. A workshop may be arranged in Calgary, pending sufficient students.
The exact dates of the workshop will be advised shortly after the course starts.
Deferral to workshops in later sessions of the program is not permitted – you must participate in a workshop in the same cohort you originally enrolled in.
|More than 9 million Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes.|
- Degree or diploma in one of the following regulated health professions (other regulated health professions may be considered on a case by case basis):
- Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Registered Dietician (RD), Physician, Chiropodist, Pharmacist or Kinesiologist AND
- Currently able to practice in your profession; AND
- A minimum of two years of current patient care experience* in your profession
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Please see Michener’s policy for more information. NOTE: if you are a registered health care professional in Canada, you do not have to provide proof of an English language assessment.
- Computer literacy
- Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
- Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items
*Please note: Applicants for the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program are considered to have sufficient ‘patient care experience’ if they are a working health professional with a degree or diploma in a regulated health profession, who routinely interacts with patients to provide treatment, counseling and education about disease processes and healthcare issues.
*Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.
To apply for the program please submit all of the following documents to The Michener Institute:
- A completed Michener Application Form
- Please ensure you specify desired start date on application form ie. Fall 2016 or Winter 2017
- $30 non-refundable application fee
- A copy of your professional college current registration or professional registration.
- Please note, you must belong to a regulated health profession
- Evidence of 2 years experience in your profession
- For example, a current resume or letter from your employer
Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. Please see Michener’s policy for more information. NOTE: if you are a registered health care professional in Canada, you do not have to provide proof of an English language assessment.
You are welcome to include relevant additional information or documentation if you feel it will benefit your application.
Please note, the application process for international students is slightly different. Visit the international admissions page for more information.
Your application should be sent to:Office of the Registrar
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick Street
Fax: (416) 596-3122
Application Deadline: 23 June 2017
Registration Deadline: 18 August 2017
Course Start Date: 11 September 2017
Application Deadline: 20 October 2017
Registration Deadline: 15 December 2017
Course Start Date: 8 January 2018
Late applications will not be accepted. Further information on application deadlines is available on our FAQs page.
Diabetes and its complications is the leading cause of death by a disease in Canada and is responsible for more deaths each year than AIDS, Breast Cancer and Lupus combined.
$1,480 not including textbook. Tuition is paid when registering for the program.
- Tuition fees are subject to change
- Tuition includes program materials, instructional support, workshop and evaluation.
You will be responsible for purchasing this textbook:
- The How To of Patient Education, 2nd Ed. Belton, A.B. & Simpson, N, 2010
The tuition structure for International Students is different. Please visit the International Students page for the International Student tuition fees.
The following advanced level specialty online courses, which were also recognized by the International Diabetes Federation, may be taken independent of the Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program. These courses have been designed to to build on basic knowledge and advance the practice of diabetes educators and interprofessional health care providers. A working knowledge of basic diabetes care and management is required for enrollment in these courses.
Course dates: October 17, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Course dates: March 6, 2017 – June 4, 2017
Course dates: March 27, 2017 – June 18, 2017
Course dates: January 30, 2017 – May 21, 2017
Course dates: October 3, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Course dates: February 6, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Course dates: Coming soon!