Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is to prepare both graduate students and practicing professionals to assume key roles in improving the quality of life for older adults and furthering understanding of the aging process and the status of older adults.
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology offers students and professionals specialized training in aging from a multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective. Persons working toward their Certificate include:
- Graduate students preparing for careers in public service and program administration that relate to understanding and meeting the needs of the older population;
- Graduate students in the basic and applied sciences, such as biology or chemistry, who are interested in the study of aging;
- Students seeking professional degrees in human service professions, such as nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, or social work who plan to provide specialty services to older adults;
- Professionals with an interest in the field of aging who desire further course work in gerontology to enhance their professional development.
Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology must be approved for admission by the Certificate Director, who shall notify the Graduate School of the student’s admission. Approval of the application occurs in collaboration with the Certificate Director and an interprofessional advisory committee. The advisory committee includes members from the UK Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Public Health, among others.
Admission to or award of a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology does not guarantee admission to a degree program in the same or any other discipline.