Gerontology Certificate

This certificate program is designed for graduate students wishing to work in the field of aging or community members wishing to expand their career with a gerontology focus. The interprofessional curriculum provides an overall view of the aging process and examines specific changes common to older adults and the broader psychological and social issues they face. The certificate is 5 courses and 15-hours, including a final internship that completes the certificate.

Course requirements for the certificate are as follows:

GERO 601,  Topics in Aging (3 hr)
GERO 602,  Topics in Aging II (3 hr)

Six hours of electives from among the following:

COBE 601,   The Business of Aging (3 hr)
COED 637,   Death, Loss and Grief Couseling (3 hr)
NURS 704,   Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 hr),
PSYC 660,    Human Growth and Lifespan Devlopment (3 hr),
SOWK 680,  Special Topics Seminar (3 hr)

Additional course(s) with a gerontology focus may be approved as electives, with program permission;

-GERO Practica/Internship (3 hr), Consult with program for available options.