Certificate in Gerontology
24 credit hours
This certificate is for those who are already working with the elderly and want to have a specialized credential in gerontology to enhance their career, or who are considering a change in career. The certificate would be available to students who do not have a Baccalaureate degree, as well as those who have a Baccalaureate degree in another field of study.
To be admitted into the Gerontology Certificate Program, students must have completed a college-level writing course, earning a “C” or better.
Upon completing the Gerontology Certificate Program, students must have a Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better to earn their certificate.
18 Credits to include the following courses:
___ __ PSY 12000 Introduction to Psychology
or SOC 10000 Introduction to Sociology
_____ BHS 37500 Physical Aging, Health and Behavior
_____ SOC 43000 Sociology of Aging
_____ SOC 43100 Services to the Aged
_____ SOC 46000 Field Experience in Gerontology
_____ PSY 36300 Human Development III: Adulthood
6 Credits chosen from any of the following courses:
_____ COM 36500 Communication and Aging
_____ COM 37100 Communication and Health
_____ F&N 36000 Nutrition and Aging
_____ FM 25000 Principles of Adult Fitness
_____ PSY 53500 Psychology of Death and Dying
_____ SOC 44000 Sociology of Health and Health care
_____ Independent Study on an issue relevant to aging
3 credit hours in general electives chosen from any university department