7501 - Gerontology

General

Program Title
Gerontology
Degree Designation
GC
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
In the graduate certificate program for Gerontology, you will receive specialized training in aging studies. Your certificate complements and supplements other graduate majors. You will acquire knowledge that can be used across numerous agencies, institutional settings and professions. Participation in the Gerontology certificate program provides you with advanced professional educational opportunities while also creating opportunities to develop professional networks. The coursework will give you a great expansion of knowledge and expertise in your professional development.
Department(s)
Gerontology
College/School
School of Health and Human Services
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree.

Admission GPA: 2.75

Notes

A grade of B or higher in all GERO courses. Must have a bachelor's degree.

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Experience professional life (career preparation): understand professional methods and ethics, understand professional opportunities in gerontology (2017-2018)
Objective
Graduate students will demonstrate and apply research in aging, including: critical analysis of gerontological literature; research methods; research question development; processes of conducting, analyzing & recording research findings (2019-2020)
Objective
Know about ethics in gerontology: understand the ethical questions of practice, research, advocacy, and policy, understand proper professional conduct (2018-2019)
Objective
To know gerontological theory: understand the various models and theories in gerontology, understand the practical implications of theories and gerontology, evaluate gerontological research and theory (2016-2017)
Objective
To understand the aging process (specialized knowledge): understand the interdisciplinary nature of human aging, know demographic changes, understand diversity in later life, know disciplinary perspectives on aging (social, physiological, biological, and psychological) (2015-2016)

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