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Gerontology Certificate

Format: In person at Armstrong Campus


The Gerontology Undergraduate Certificate program is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Students are presented with a theoretical and practical overview of the field of gerontology. The interdisciplinary nature of gerontology is emphasized.
  • Students will have supervised experience with older adults in the form of community service, projects or practicum experiences. It is expected that students will respond to older adults as unique, independent individuals.
  • Students will be exposed to gerontological research and major public policy issues as well as how these impact aged adults.

Program of Study

  • GERO 5500 Survey of Gerontology
  • GERO 5510 Healthy Aging
  • GERO 5520 Gerontology Practicum
  • Nine semester hours of approved electives at the 3000 to 5000 level.

Students eligible for admittance into the Gerontology Certificate program include:

  • Regularly admitted undergraduate students with a 2.5 GPA or better

Students interested in the Gerontology Certificate program must complete:

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be earned in each course for the certificate to be awarded at the undergraduate level. A minimum overall GPA of “B” or better must be earned for the certificate to be awarded at the graduate level.


Gerontology Practicum Guidelines

Gerontology Practicum Documents

Contact Us:

Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

Phone: 912-344-2548


Last updated: 1/8/2021