Gerontology (Interprofessional)

Graduates of the Gerontology certificate program will be prepared to function as members of interprofessional teams to effectively address the health and human service needs of an increasingly diverse aging population.

The following courses are required (9 credits) and can be taken non-sequentially:

  • GRN 500: Opportunities and Challenges of Aging (3 credits) 
  • GRN 501: Life Transitions and Health in Aging (3 credits)
  • GRN 502: Interprofessional Care of Older Adults in Diverse Settings (3 credits)

Students can also begin by taking any of the above courses as a non-degree student but should apply for the certificate before the start of the second course.

Upon completion of the graduate certificate program in Interprofessional Gerontology, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of social, behavioral, cultural, and health-related issues experienced by the growing population of older adults and their caregivers.
  2. Promote health, functionality, and quality of life of older adults through education of individuals and families and through appropriate referrals to service providers.
  3. Incorporate ethical principles in the provision of services for older adults and their caregivers.
  4. Incorporate evidence-based strategies in assessing health and service needs and in designing care management plans for older adults and caregivers.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of an interprofessional team approach for efficient, innovative, and effective service delivery.
  6. Advocate for improved health and human services for older adults and their caregivers, grounded in knowledge of aging-related health policy and effective programs.

NOTE: If you are an international student who is interested in pursuing any of our graduate certificate programs, please contact Katy Blackmer BEFORE applying.

Degrees offered: Graduate Certificate

Program Format: Online

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: None

Contact: Len Kaye

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Program Website: Gerontology (Interprofessional)