Graduate Program of Study

Certificate = 15 Credit Hours

All Gerontology courses and electives that are counted toward the certificate must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or better (C- is not acceptable) and an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for all courses counted toward the certificate.

Core Courses (9 Credits):

GERON 6001: Introduction to Gerontology (3)


Plus two (2) of the following three (3)
GERON 6002 : Service Agencies & Programs for Older Adults
 (3)
GERON 6370 : Health & Optimal Aging 
(3)
GERON 6990 : Practicum (3)

Electives

At least two (2) of the following electives (6 credits):


GERON 5005 : Race, Ethnicity & Aging
 (3)
GERON 6100 : Applications of Research Aging (3)
GERON 5220 : Caregiving and Aging Families (3)

GERON 6002 : Services Agencies & Programs for Older Adults (3)
GERON 6003 : Research Methods in Aging 
(3)
GERON 6235 : Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (3)
GERON 6240 : Aging and the Arts (3)
GERON 6280 : International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (3)
GERON 6320 : Death, Dying & Bereavement (3)

GERON 6370 : Health & Optimal Aging 
(3)
GERON 6390 : Geriatric Care Management: Clinical Issues (3)
GERON 6392 : Geriatric Care Management: Legal, Financial, and Business Issues (3)
GERON 6395 : Geriatric Care Management: Seminar and Practicum (1)
GERON 6564 : Interdisciplinary Approach to End-of-Life/Palliative Care (2)
GERON 6604 : Physiology & Psychology of Aging 
(3)
GERON 6990 : Practicum (1-3)

Note: Students can petition to substitute other electives

Deadlines

Fall semester: March 1

Spring semester: October 1

Summer semester: February 15

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Program Manager
Arminka Zeljkovic, MS
Phone: 801-581-8198
Email: a.zeljkovic@nurs.utah.edu

Faculty Specialty Track Director
Kara Dassel, PhD
Email: kara.dassel@nurs.utah.edu

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