The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology provides graduate students, practitioners, and professionals working with older adults a substantive foundation in gerontology coursework at the graduate level and an opportunity to apply knowledge through a practicum experience.
The certificate is 12 credit hours and includes a three-credit practicum. Much of the coursework and the practicum can be completed online.
The courses cover the social, cultural, biological and psychological aspects of aging. Current issues in pharmacology, the family, exercise physiology, and the diversity of the older adult population are featured; moreover, the interactive multimedia courses use case studies from current practitioners.