ARCHIVED 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
ARCHIVED 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gerontology (Post Baccalaureate Certificate)

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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have achieved a minimum 2.75 gpa on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (applicants with a prior graduate degree are exempt from the GPA requirement). Applicants must also possess required computer skills (see program web site for details)

Program Description

The certificate program consists of 15 credit hours (5 courses). Graduate students are offered engaged learning experiences focused on healthy aging in a variety of interdisciplinary fields such as: gerontology, counseling, interior design, marketing, nursing, physical therapy and nutrition. The focus of the certificate program is to:

  • prepare professionals to promote a healthy and vibrant lifestyle among the aging individuals they serve;
  • assess their own health and well-being and make needed lifestyle changes;
  • make positive contributions in the lives of aging adults within their communities; and
  • prepare students to assume leadership roles in both current and evolving workforce opportunities created by an aging society

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certificate program students will be able to:

  • Know about the field of gerontology and the current research
  • Identify agencies and organizations that offer services and funding, which impact the aging population
  • Describe the local, state and national resources on aging
  • Contribute to your local community as an advocate for older adults
  • Appreciate the contributions and potential of the aging population


9 hours selected from specific courses in gerontology, health sciences, psychology, nursing, nutrition or other advisor-approved electives.

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