Professional Advancement Courses

One of the clinician’s biggest challenges is keeping up with the advances of the different disciplines in health sciences. In order to provide an educational alternative that offers training in specific subjects and develop particular skills, we offer the modality of Professional Advancement Courses, also known as Limited Status courses.

We offer 1-unit and 2-units courses, and the student has access to recorded material and live sessions. Each week, there is an interactive recorded lecture with embedded activities as well as a discussion session with faculty and peers.

Register for Professional Advancement Courses

To enroll in Professional Advancement Courses, you will need to:

  1. Contact our online program’s admission team at
  2. Fill out the quick Limited Status application form
  3. Submit a $100 application fee

Please note: financial aid is not available for Professional Advancement Courses.

Fall 2023

COH 702 Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 Units)

Social and behavioral factors of diverse groups that can affect the health status and choices of communities.

COH-714 Community Health Funding and Support (2 units)

Presents the approaches to the generation and allocation of financial support for community health policies, programs and systems.

GDEN-714 Topics in Gerontology (2 units)

The purpose of this course is to educate the student about common gerontology topics. Lectures will include clinical assessment tools for geriatric patients, policy issues, myths and theories of aging, social supports, housing arrangements, consent and other legal issues, successful aging principles, communication in the clinical setting, self-help tools to successful aging, sociology, kinesiology, behavior management, balance, falls and physical and occupational therapy. 

OFPM 706 TMD, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Physical Therapy (2 Units)

The purpose of this course is to discuss the prevalence, differential diagnosis, prevention, and management (or referral as needed) for the common and uncommon temporomandibular, arthrogenous, motor, mobility, and growth disorders occurring in the oral, maxillofacial, and neck regions.

OPR 704 Oral Pathology and Maxillofacial Medicine (2 units)

Review of oral diseases affecting the oral cavity which includes developmental conditions, pigmented lesions, Immune-Mediated and Allergic Conditions, mucosal and connective tissue abnormalities.

PAIN 703 Psychological Aspects of the Pain Experience (2 units)

Explore the psychological and social perspectives that influence chronic pain, reinforcing the need to look beyond the initial physical diagnosis.

PAIN 708 Opioids (1 unit)

Explores opioid therapeutics including proper use, dosing, side effects and its management, use in special populations, and legal/ethical considerations for prescribers and dispensers.


Last day to register for all Fall 2023 courses is August 18, 2023.

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