Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice
A graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice can help students further their knowledge and their careers in the field of gerontology and geriatric care. Offered by the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, this graduate certificate is offered entirely online.
Students can complete interactive online courses at a schedule that best suits their professional lives. In as little as one year, students can earn their graduate certificate. Clinical experience is not required to apply to this program.
Learn about gerontology and geriatric care from clinical, physiological, epidemiological, sociological, and psychological perspectives, and become more qualified to work with the aging population.
Graduate certificate students may transfer credits toward the online master’s degree in gerontology later, if admitted and if they earn a grade of "B" or higher.
Core Courses in Aging and Geriatric Practice
The curriculum for the graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice consists of four core courses and one elective.
- GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology
- GMS 6483 Theories of Aging
- GMS 6486 Biology of aging
- GMS 6771 Clinical Neuroscience of Aging (Elective)
Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements
Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are as follows:
- All applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or a degree deemed equivalent to them by the UF Office of Admissions’ evaluation of official transcripts
- An upper-division GPA of a B (3.0) or higher
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