By Carol Newman
Cannabis medicine is a rapidly growing sector of the healthcare industry, yet trusted and credible information is hard to come by. For healthcare professionals seeking a career in cannabis medicine, or looking to add cannabis expertise to their existing practice, Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Online and Continuing Education offers advanced cannabis knowledge and skills training in partnership with Green Flower, the world’s leading education provider for cannabis. This program offers expert, in-depth instruction on the medical properties of cannabis.
The Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine certificate is fully online, six-months long and goes deep into topics such as: the endocannabinoid system and fundamentals of cannabis botany, autoimmune diseases, pain, and inflammation, standard care in cannabis medicine, strain selection, dosing, and titration, advanced ECS and phytocannabinoids, as well as geriatrics, addiction, and cancer care.
In addition to healthcare and medicine, programs are also available in cannabis agriculture and horticulture, law and policy and industry and operations. Each program is fully online and takes six months to complete. The online programs are divided into three eight-week courses, which students can complete on a flexible schedule through weekly modules. Participants will complete a portfolio project that allows them to demonstrate their sector-specific knowledge.
“The Center for Online and Continuing Education at Florida Atlantic University is proud of the partnership with Green Flower to offer quality workforce training in the emerging cannabis field. These certificate programs are targeted to meet the needs of our community to provide training for in-demand jobs in Florida, fill the high volume labor market demand in this emerging industry, expand career opportunities with industry specific knowledge and credentials, provide a flexible learning format to fit the students’ lifestyle, and improve the students’ marketability and open career pathways,” says Jill Rosen, Associate Executive Director of Finance and Continuing Education, at Florida Atlantic University-COCE.
Those interested in learning more or enrolling for these programs can visit fau.cannabisstudiesonline.com. Start dates occur six times each year and October 18, 2021 will be the final start date for 2021.