Step-by-step planning for fall prevention.

The prevention of injuries due to falls is a critical component in senior health and maintaining quality of life. Thankfully, there are tools and skills that can be put into place to mitigate those risks. The Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum program focuses on step-by-step, evidence-based processes for how to develop and implement a solid fall prevention plan for long-term care facilities, assisted living residences, community centres and other organizations. Help protect the health and safety of your community with this micro-credential training program suitable for anyone working with older adults.

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Program description

Injury prevention through reduction in falls is a high priority in healthcare today. Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program. This revised version of the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum micro-credential program reflects current evidence on fall risk assessment and prevention, universal fall precautions, as well as fresh approaches to successful and sustainable interventions based on proven strategies from the field of implementation science.

Through facilitated instruction in the program modules, you'll build your knowledge and skills and create a fall prevention implementation project applied to a population of interest. You'll interact with your instructor and your peers to discuss the principles you're learning and compare how the concepts apply in your own work setting. Upon successful completion participants earn a professional development certificate.

Program features

  • Flexible online learning: asynchronous format allows learners to continue working while studying
  • Learn from instructors who are fall prevention experts
  • Opportunity to apply theory into practice and complete a fall-prevention implementation project tailored to your workplace

Program outcomes

  • Define the scope and nature of the problem of falls among older persons in your region and/or work setting
  • Provide fall risk identification and assessment
  • Assess and select fall prevention interventions based on risk assessment and using evidence-based strategies
  • Identify the social and policy contexts that influence fall prevention
  • Apply a program-planning model to design and implement a fall prevention program
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program

Who is this program for?

The Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum program is designed for those who are working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care, and who have an interest in creating fall prevention plans 

Career options

Some of our learners pursue careers in the following roles:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational/Recreation Therapist
  • Kinesiologist
  • Long-term Care Manager
  • Community Centre Manager

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Admission requirements

Enrolment is open to all learners interested in fall prevention.

English language requirement for international students

International applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency with either:

  • TOEFL 90 on the online test or 575 on the paper-based test, with no section less than 20, or 
  • IELTS 6.5, with no individual component less than 6.0

How to apply

There is no application necessary for this program. Simply register for the one course below, and upon successful completion, you will receive a professional development certificate. 

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