Aging Studies Graduate Certificate

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College : Health and Public Affairs Degree :CRT
Department : Social Work Option : N/A
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This program will not be accepting applications or enrolling new students effective Fall 2010.

The Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies is designed to prepare individuals presently employed in the aging field to increase their knowledge of the special needs of our elderly citizens.


Total Credit Hours Required:
15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Course—3 Credit Hours

  • GEY 5648 Gerontology: An Interdisciplinary Overview

Elective Courses—12 Credit Hours

Select four courses from the following.

  • CLP 5187 Mental Health and Aging (3 credit hours)
  • GEY 5600 Physiology of Aging (3 credit hours)
  • GEY 5007 Women and Healthy Aging (3 credit hours)
  • NGR 5690 Interdisciplinary Care at End-of-Life (3 credit hours)
  • PHT 6374C Gerontology in Physical Therapy* (3 credit hours)
  • SOW 6938 Interventions with the Elderly and Their Families (3 credit hours)
  • SYP 6565 Elder Abuse and Neglect (3 credit hours)

* Physical Therapy majors only

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.