The Department of Physiology and Aging

The Department of Physiology & Aging offers three entirely online graduate credentials ideal for working professionals interested in advancing their careers in the field of aging: the Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology, the Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Medical Physiology and Aging and the Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice. Thanks in part to our expert faculty and accomplished graduates, these programs support the department’s mission to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults.

The College of Medicine

The College of Medicine produces leaders and scholars committed to humanistic, patient-centered care and clinical excellence — medical professionals who adhere to the highest professional standards within the changing world of health care. Graduate students within this nationally recognized institution are provided a first-rate education, and upon graduating, join a diverse group of alumni including physicians, physician assistants, researchers, residents, fellows and interns.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the College of Medicine is:

  • Ranked No. 20 among most diverse medical schools in the U.S.
  • Ranked No. 33 among medical schools with the most graduates practicing in medically underserved areas in the U.S.
  • Ranked No. 36 among best medical schools for research in the U.S.
  • Ranked No. 51 among best medical schools for primary care in the U.S.

UF Health

Unique for its diverse constellation of health colleges, hospitals, faculty practices and patient care programs, UF Health is united in its goal of improving individual and community health. This commitment has led UF Health to become the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and one of the top research universities in the nation. UF and UF Health attract some of the most skilled health professionals and staff from across the country, and these renowned doctors and researchers make up the faculty for our online graduate programs in gerontology.

The University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is recognized as the top hospital in Florida and ranks among the nation’s best in nine specialties in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey.


The College of Medicine is the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Academic Health Center and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

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