Graduate Gerontology Certificate – CTGERG
Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Athens Campus (Main Office)
Grover Center W182
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking students
The multi-disciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology addresses the educational needs of graduate students and professionals not only in health care but a variety of disciplines who work with the aging or elderly population who have already earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. The Graduate Gerontology Certificate allows students in any graduate program within the university to gain knowledge and skills related to working with the elderly, and it provides an opportunity for those who possess a bachelor’s or an advanced degree to gain the same knowledge and skills even if they are not currently seeking an advanced degree. It is appropriate for students planning to continue doctoral preparation in gerontology or related areas. The typical or expected time to completion is two semesters.
Opportunities upon Completion
This certificate is applicable to many career options including business, exercise physiology, family studies, government, health sciences, hearing, speech language sciences, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, sociology, or social work.
No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.
This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program alone.
Complete the practicum and at least 12 hours from the elective courses, for a total of 15 credit hours.