Curriculum

The Online Gerontology Graduate Certificate program is 18 credit hours. This curriculum allows students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a different discipline or experience in another profession to obtain a greater understanding of gerontology theory and research. The Online Gerontology Graduate Certificate approaches aging from a variety of perspectives, enabling students to expand their knowledge about programs and services for older adults; provide direct care; advocate for elders; and advise older persons and their families.

Requirements

Graduate Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Gerontology Cluster
IGE 51400 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3)
IGE 51500 Global Perspectives & Issues in Aging (3)
IGE 51600 Physical Change and Aging Across the Lifespan (3)

 
 
 
Graduate Community Resources for the Aging Population Cluster
IGE 56000 Community Org and Economics of Aging (3)
IGE 56100 Social Policy and Aging (3)
IGE 56200 Service Provision to the Elderly, Grant Writing and Volunteer Services (3)

 
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Note: These courses will fulfill the requirements for 18 credit hours that can be transferred toward completing the MA gerontology program.