Aging Studies, Certificate (0419)


Program Coordinator

Dana B. Bradley,, (270) 745-4352

The Graduate Certificate in Aging Services prepares a qualified work force to address the needs of our aging population. The need for a gerontology certificate arises because the complex issues and problems of aging require an interdisciplinary perspective that is not provided within any single discipline. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable graduates to integrate gerontology into their discipline and to provide services for an older population. The certificate provides documentation that students have completed an organized program of interdisciplinary gerontology courses.

Program Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
GERO 501Perspectives in Aging3
GERO 503Policy Foundations of Aging Services3
GERO 505Development and Change of Aging Programs3
Select 3 hours from the following: 13
Methods for Teaching Adults
Program Development for Adults
Adult Development and Learning
Nutrition for the Elderly
Current Issues in Aging
Global Aging
Independent Study in Aging Studies
Health Care Organization and Management
Strategic Management & Marketing of Health Services
Managed Care
Health Problems of the Aged
Death Education
Philosophy and Old Age
Psychology of Adult Life and Aging
Total Hours12

Other elective courses may be chosen with advisor approval.