Undergraduate Program of Study

A total of 15 credit hours are required to complete the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Certificate Program. Coursework can be completed in as little as 2 semesters. All certificate requirements must be completed within 3 years.

Core Courses Undergraduate Certificate (9 credits)
GERON 5001 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
GERON 5990 Gerontology Practicum (3)
     Plus 1 of the following courses:
GERON 5002 Service Agencies & Programs for Older Adults
 (3)
GERON 5370 Health & Optimal Aging (3)

Core Courses Graduate Certificate (9 credits)
GERON 6001 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
GERON 6370 Health & Optimal Aging (3)
     Plus 1 of the following courses:
GERON 6002 Service Agencies & Programs for Older Adults
 (3)
GERON 6990 Gerontology Practicum (3)

Elective Courses:
At least 2 of the following electives (6 credits):
*Undergraduate certificate students take the lower level course section (i.e., 3000 or 5000 level) and graduate certificate students take the higher level course section (i.e.., 5000 or 6000).

GERON 3005/5005: Race, Ethnicity, and Aging (3)
GERON 3220/5220: Caregiving and Aging Families (3)
GERON 5002/6002: Services Agencies & Programs for Older Adults (3)
GERON 5050/6050: Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing (3)
GERON 5100/6100: Application of Research in Aging (3)
GERON 5235/6235: Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (3)
GERON 5240/6240: Aging and the Arts (3)
GERON 5280/6280: International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (3)
GERON 5320/6320: Death, Dying & Bereavement (3)
GERON 5370: Health & Optimal Aging 
(3)
GERON 5500/6500: Social and Public Policy in Aging (3)
GERON 5960/6960: Special Topics: Leadership and Communication Skills Training (1-3)
GERON 6990: Gerontology Practicum (1-3)
GERON 6564: Interdisciplinary Approaches to End-of-Life/Palliative Care (2)

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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