Program Requirements

Application Prerequisites

Healthcare professionals

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently providing care to older adults or have an established connection with a community partner that provides services to older adults

Pacific University CHP students currently enrolled in an entry-level program

  • In final year of study
  • In good academic standing
  • Plan to work with older adults immediately after graduation

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Program Completion Requirements

  • Students must complete all certificate degree requirements (15 credits) within four years of entry into the program
  • Students must complete all coursework with satisfactory grades and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework
  • Students must receive a C to pass a course
  • Students must receive faculty and preceptor approval prior to starting on capstone project

See the course curriculum for more information on credit hours and capstone requirements.