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Non-Degree Seeking Students

The University of Florida Department of Aging and Geriatric Research offers all courses on a non-degree seeking basis. Students can take up to six credits hours (two courses) per semester as non-degree seeking students to expand their knowledge base in the growing field of gerontology. This is also a great way for students to experience online education at UF and ease into an advanced degree.

Clinical experience is not required.

Transfer Credits

Credits taken as a non-degree seeking student can later be transferred toward the online master of science in gerontology or graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice. Students must first be accepted into the program and earn a grade of “B” or higher to transfer credits.

Start the non-degree application!

Available Courses

All courses are available to non-degree seeking students, and there are no prerequisites. Courses are completely online and interactive. The curriculum is continually updated to reflect the latest research, often performed by UF’s professors, who are leaders in the field.

Courses include:

  • Theories of Aging
  • Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases
  • Research Methods in Gerontology
  • Law & Ethics of Aging
  • Biology of Aging
  • Clinical Neuroscience of Aging
  • Epidemiology of Aging
  • Healthy Aging: Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes
  • Health Aging in the New Millennium
  • Overview of Geriatric Care Management
  • Communication in the Aging Network: Family Systems & Care Planning
  • Ethical, Legal, and Business Aspects of GCM
  • Issues & Concepts in Gerontology (Community Resources for Geriatric Care)
  • Leading Quality Improvement Practice Initiatives
  • Special Topics: Psychotherapy with Older Adults; Very Late Life; Neurocognition, in Aging; Neuropsychology of Aging

Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are:

  1. A 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
  2. An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
    Students educated in non-English speaking countries may be required to submit their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

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