The Undergraduate Certificate in Healthy Aging is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Center for Aging and Translational Research. The certificate is designed for students:
- To acquire basic foundational knowledge in the processes of aging, issues regarding aging, and the challenges of older adulthood.
- To understand the interdisciplinary and integrative nature of gerontology.
- To have practical experiences with older adults.
The certificate is open to all undergraduate students as well as non-degree seeking students with a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students may earn the certificate in conjunction with any major. Those with a bachelor’s degree may choose to complete the program to enhance their job performance or increase their marketability in the field of aging. Certificate completion will be posted on a student’s official transcript and an official paper certificate will be sent to the student.
The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA for the 18 credits that meet certificate requirements.
The program consists of 18 credits including:
|SOC WRK 300||Aged to Perfection: Introduction to the Study of Aging||3|
|Select 6 credits from core curriculum courses in the following areas: 1||6|
Social Dimensions of Aging
|Select 6 credits in aging-related courses 2||6|
|Practicum, Field Placement, Internship, or Service Learning|
|Select 3 credits in a course working primarily with older adults or caregivers||3|
No more than three credits can be taken in one area. See the program coordinator for a current list.
Select courses after consulting with the academic advisor for their program and the certificate coordinator. A maximum of 3 credits of approved independent study may be counted as an elective.
For additional information, contact the program coordinator in the Center for Aging and Translational Research, firstname.lastname@example.org, (414) 229-7313.