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undergraduate aging specialist certificate
Knowledge of aging is relevant to almost every area of study, and the Aging Specialist Certificate may supplement majors in various departments across campus, including, but not limited to, interdisciplinary studies, health sciences, leadership, social work, communication disorders, health care administration, psychology, sociology, hospitality management and dietetics and public health. The information gained through completing this certificate program can help individuals not only in their careers but also in their personal lives as they and members of their families age. Job opportunities related to aging are numerous among many settings including health and wellness companies, senior housing, advocacy and policy organizations, financial services, biotechnology, social service agencies, and academic and research settings.
COURSES IN THE CERTIFICATE
The 15-semester-hour program includes 6 required hours in gerontology and 9 hours distributed across the three categories below. GERO 490 Independent Study in Gerontology (1-6 credits) and GERO 495 Topics in Gerontology (1-3 credits) may be counted towards the certificate. For more information about the certificate, please contact Marybeth Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-745-3177.
***Students wishing to receive the certificate must complete the Undergraduate Certificate Form found here.
***Click below for a listing of classes being offered.
REQUIRED COURSES (6 hours):
GERO 100 Introduction to the Aging Experience (3)
GERO 485 Seminar in Gerontology (3)
APPROVED ELECTIVES (9 hours) Choose one from each category below:
Biomedical and health services: (3) hours
BIOL 344 Biology of Aging
CD 489 Communication Disorders: Aging
EXS 455 Exercise and Aging
HMD 367 Nutrition for the Aging Population
NURS 451 Gerontological Nursing
PH 443 Health and Aging
PH 464 Women's Health
Social and behavioral sciences: (3) hours
ECON 365 Economics of Aging
PH 444 Death, Dying and Bereavement
PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 426 Philosophy of Old Age
PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging
SOCL 342 Aging in Society
Administration, policy and management: (3) hours
FIN 161 Personal Finance
FIN 444 Retirement and Planning
HCA 340 Health Care Org and Management
HCA 345 Long-Term Care Administration
HCA 353 Quality in Long-Term Care
HCA 355 Nursing Facility Administration
HCA 471 Managed Care
PLS 395 Estate Planning and Administration
SWRK 326 Services for Older Adults
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