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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
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Applied Gerontology, Undergraduate, Certificate

The College of Health and Human Services through the Applied Gerontology Institute offers a credit certificate program in Applied Gerontology designed to enhance the preparation of individuals interested in health and human service disciplines to increase their knowledge, skills, and effectiveness as practitioners with older populations, particularly the multiethnic and multiracial elderly. The program is designed for a wide range of students including those seeking a career change and those in the field seeking to enhance their promotional opportunities. A total of 28 units is required, including 16 units of core courses, 4 units of field experience, and 8 units of electives.

Admission to the program requires upper division standing (completion of 90 quarter units) and the consent of a faculty adviser in the student’s major department or school (or the coordinator of the certificate program for students whose major is undeclared).

Requirements for the Certificate (28 units)

Required Field Experience/Internship (4 units)

(Three units fieldwork; one unit seminar)
Placement is arranged for each discipline through the offering school/department or division. Students in colleges other than Health and Human Services will arrange field experience with their major adviser and the certificate program coordinator, as appropriate.


Or other gerontology related courses including all Theme F Courses (

 , NTRS 351 , KIN 345 , 438A , 440 , POLS 330 , ENGL 383 , ML 382 , PHIL 373 , RELS 325 ).