Certificate Programs

 

We offer four certificate programs:

 

1.   Alternative & Holistic Healthcare Certificate

Provides a foundation in alternative medical and holistic approaches in healthcare that can be incorporated into clinical, educational, and consulting professional practice.

 

CELACare & Eco-Health Certificate Programs

These three certificate programs prepare candidates for multiple roles working in support of people living with chronic Environmental Illness (EI). It is essential for those living with EIs (such as MCS, MCAS, mastocytosis, chronic fatigue) to receive supports from people trained in understanding these illnesses and how they impact the lives and needs of individuals, their families, and the ways in which supports are provided.

 

2.   CELACare Eco-Health Certificate

Appropriate for individuals who would like to expand their knowledge and understanding regarding best practices in providing care and support for people with chronic EIs—such as healthcare professionals (e.g., life coaches,  practitioners, facilitators), agency supervisors and management, regular education and special education teachers and specialists, administrators, case managers, consultants, family members and significant others who are not involved in providing direct care.

 

3.   CELACare Eco-Health Care Certificate

This certificate program is for individuals who are working in the healthcare field providing direct care supports. Appropriate for CNAs, home health workers, at-home caregivers, and other direct care providers who want training in how to work with clients with EIs (such as MCS, MCAS, mastocytosis, chronic fatigue, and other related disorders) but do not wish to enroll in our Eco-Health Home Health Aide with a specialization in Eco-Health and Environmental Illness Care Certificate Program.

 

4.   CELACare Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate

Appropriate for home health workers, at-home care providers, nursing home and assisted living staff, agency staff, and any individuals interested in providing direct care for clients with EIs. You do not have to be a CNA to enroll. Students receive their Home Health Aide Certificate with a Specialization in Eco-Health and Environmental Illness Care at the successful completion of the program.*

 

Plus –

All nurses, CNAs, therapists, and other licensed healthcare professionals:  You can take the Eco-Health 2-course bundle!

 

Eco-Health Course Bundle

  • EH07/CC Fundamentals in the Continuum of Care
  • EH08/HHA Working with Clients with Environmental Illnesses

A Certificate of Completion in Eco-Health & Environmental Illness Studies is provided upon successful completion of the two courses.

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FAQs

What are environmental illnesses?

Environmental Illness (EI) is an overarching term that is used to describe the illnesses that some people have whose symptoms occur or worsen when they are exposed to chemicals and substances in the environment, on other people, and on themselves. People with an EI can have mild to life-threatening reactions when they are around the substances that make them react. Some common reactions include difficulty breathing; swelling of lips, tongue, airway; rashes; hives; flushing; itching; watery eyes; blurred vision; anxiety; feelings of impending doom; cognitive impairments; flu-like symptoms; anaphylaxis—and this is a partial list.

 

I’ve never heard of EIs!

Yes, you have! Asthma is an EI. Lung cancer from cigarette smoke is an EI. Mesothelioma, the malignant cancer people often get from exposure to asbestos, is an EI. Mastocytosis and mast cell activation related disorders are EIs. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is an EI. Allergies (for example, to nuts or strawberries or fish), allergies to pollen, dust, mold, pets. Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and more–these are all EIs.

 

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*The CELACare Eco-Health Home Health Aide Certificate Program meets and/or exceeds federal guidelines and regulations for the training of home health aides and for home health aide training programs.

 

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