Gerontology – Graduate Certificate
With more people over the age of 65 alive today than any other period in history, now is the time to advance your knowledge in assisting the elderly.
We live in an aging society in which the older population is growing both in absolute numbers and in proportion to all other age groups. Businesses, government agencies, service organizations, educational institutions, and self-employed professionals from every economic sector are recognizing the need for specialized knowledge and skills to meet the needs of this changing demography.
Diverse career specializations
People who are interested in this diverse field come from many disciplines, professions, and clinical areas, such as:
- Social work
- Nursing Counseling
- Public policy
- Long-term care administration
- Adult education
- Rehabilitation therapy
Iowa State University is a member of Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP IDEA), a consortium of universities that have come together to offer fully online degree programs. This collaboration provides Iowa State University students the opportunity to take a variety of courses taught by gerontology faculty and professionals across institutions.
Graduate College Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
Proof of English Proficiency
Visit the Graduate College’s webpage for program-specific requirements and details about the application process.
Total: 15 Credits
The Course Planner provides a list of courses and shows when they are traditionally offered.
You may take up to nine graduate credit hours as a non-degree-seeking student before being formally admitted to the program. If you are interested in taking courses as a non-degree student, please start by applying as a non-degree student through the Admissions Office (link to non-degree application) and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your courses once your application has been approved.
As a member of GP IDEA, all students pay universal tuition. For more information, visit the GP IDEA website.
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