Department of Health Sciences
Thanatology Certificate Program
This certificate program is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of issues related to loss, but especially those related to dying, death, and the resultant bereavement whether the death is a result of a long-standing chronic illness, an acute condition, or a traumatic incident. Focus areas of the program will include the nature of spirituality in times of crisis and mourning and grief. In recent years, the study of Thanatology has become widely acknowledged and many professionals and caregivers are seeking opportunities that will allow them to develop and enhance their skills in these areas.
This 36-hour program, with nine required courses, will benefit the professional and personal caregiver. At the conclusion of the course, you will have developed:
- Knowledge of the research relevant to dying, death, and bereavement
- Understanding and practical approaches relevant to dealing with death and dying
- Comprehension of the significance of spiritual, cultural, and ethnic diversity and their influence on an individual’s understands of dying, death, and bereavement.
Kimberly L. Rabago, MSW
Newtown Campus / $90 per course
Course I. The Nature of Loss
Course II. The Dying, Terminally Ill Patient
Course III. Cultural and Spiritual Issues in Dying –
Course IV. Preparing for Death
Course V. Caring for the Caregiver through Illness and the Aftermath
Course VI. Trauma and the Dying Process
Course VII. Bereavement, Grief and Mourning
Course VIII. Dealing with Loss or Death during the Holiday Time
Course IX. Looking at Dying, Death and Bereavement in Music,
Literature, and the Arts Throughout the Ages
The Association for Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting toward the continuing education requirements for the ADEC CT and FT programs.
For additional information please contact Janet Baker, Director of Allied Health
at 215-968-8353, Option 1 or email Janet.Baker@bucks.edu
Click the link below for the registration form