Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

College of Education and Social Work

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve individuals who are now employed or anticipate working in the field of aging. Students will broaden their formal and practical knowledge of the older adult, their families and caregivers. The certificate program provides students with documentation of their academic training in the field.

Required Courses
SWG 571Social Work With Older Adults3
or NSG 554 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Scientific Foundations of Care I
SWG 580Social Work in End of Life Care3
Select 2 of the following:
APN Adult Health/Gero Health Illness Transitions
Nutrition & Health in Aging
Exercise and Older Adults
Global Community Health Promotion
Field Practicum Experience at Approved Aging Services Site (maximum 3 cr.) 1
Total Credits Required 12

 Graduate students simultaneously enrolled in some graduate programs may have the option of completing their field practicum capstone, etc. hours at an aging site. If enrolled in the MSW or other graduate program with applied experience (e.g., social work field practicum, nursing practicum, exercise physiology capstone) this experience counts for these 3 credits as long as the site is approved by the Gerontology Certificate Graduate Coordinator.