Gerontology, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology is a fully online program requiring 12 credit hours of course work. The program provides an opportunity for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in another field to obtain a greater understanding of theory and research related to aging and to gain the knowledge needed to better serve older adults in fields such as human services, health and wellness, and recreation. The program must be successfully completed during four academic years. Courses fulfilling the certificate program may be used to meet requirements in a degree program in accordance with the policies of the Graduate School.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal essay elaborating on their experience and/or interest in working with older adults.
Students wishing to pursue the certificate in gerontology while pursuing a graduate degree should consult with the Gerontology Graduate Coordinator and with the department of interest.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 12 credit hours
|Required Core Courses (9 credits)|
|GRO 602||Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging||3|
|GRO 621||Health and Aging||3|
|GRO 651||Theoretical Foundations of Aging||3|
|Elective (3 credits)|
|Select 3 credits of electives *||3|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Selected under advisement to meet the student's educational objectives.