The Graduate Academic Certificate in Specialist in Aging Certificate is designed for health and human service professionals who wish to complement their existing knowledge and skills with an understanding of aging and services for the aged. Faculty of two- and four-year colleges and universities and doctoral candidates in other fields may also find the specialist certificate a valuable adjunct to their academic credentials. The 15-semester-hour program includes 12 semester hours of core courses covering social, physiological and psychological aspects of aging as well as government programs for the elderly, plus 3 elective hours of applied gerontology. For students who have successfully completed the Coalition for Leadership in Aging Services certification program jointly sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the 3 elective hours will be waived.

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Required Courses

AGER 5710 (3 hours) Health Aspects of Human Aging

AGER 5750 (3 hours) Processes of Aging

AGER 5780 (3 hours) Federal, State and Local Programs in Aging

Elective Courses

Two Applied Gerontology Courses (6 hours)