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The University of Georgia has a strong commitment to gerontology training. Training in gerontology is directed through the Gerontology Center, which offers a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology to complement students' master's and doctoral training. The certificate requires 18 semester hours of graduate course work in aging (from a variety of departments) including three semester hours of field experience or three semester hours of research. Please see Index for detailed information on courses and requirements. Many other courses that are part of the University of Georgia's commitment to gerontology training and that qualify for the Certificate in Gerontology exist. They are listed in the academic unit charged to offer the course. For a complete and current list of all such courses, please contact the Gerontology Center's Assistant Director.
College of Public Health
N130 Paul D. Coverdell Center, Athens, GA 30602-7396
Athens, GA 30602-2102
Institute of Gerontology
255 E. Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30602-5775
Anne H. Glass
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Program
The curriculum for The University of Georgia Graduate Certificate in Gerontology program is designed to meet six goals:
1. Students are presented with a comprehensive theoretical overview of the field of gerontology. The interdisciplinary and integrative nature of gerontology is emphasized.
2. In addition to a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, students are required to acquire a basic foundation in the psychology, biology/physiology, and sociology of aging.
3. There are opportunities for students to have practical or hands-on experiences with older adults in the form of community service or course practica.
4. Students are exposed to gerontological research techniques and methodologies, permitting them to develop their own analytic and evaluative skills.
5. Students complete either a research project or field work placement practicum focused on some aspect of gerontology.
6. Students supplement their own disciplinary academic expertise with gerontological content and methods to advance their aging research and practice.
Completion of the curriculum requires a total of eighteen semester hours of eligible graduate level courses. To apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate Program, students can choose one of following options:
Students may be admitted to the Graduate School and to an academic department as either a prospective candidate for a graduate degree or in a non-degree seeking status prior to applying to the Graduate Certificate Program.
Students may be admitted to the Graduate School as a prospective candidate for CERT status for the Graduate Certificate Program solely.
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