Gerontology Certificate


Dr. TimMarie Williams, Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Armstrong Campus, University Hall
(912) 344-2548

Certificate Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

The program provides students with a multi-disciplinary background in aging and offers an opportunity to explore aspects of aging relevant to personal interests and career goals.

Credit Hours
Required Courses
GERO   5500Survey of Gerontology3
GERO   5510Healthy Aging3
GERO   5520Gerontology Practicum1-3
Select 3 of the following courses or other advisor approved elective course(s) at the 3000 to 5000 level such as:9
Physical Activity in Disease Prevention/Treatment
Worksite Wellness and Safety
Health and Human Development
Health Weight Management and Body Composition
HSCP 4000 Death and Dying
SOCI 3338 Life Course
SOCI 3233 Aging Programs and Policy
SOCI 4135 Death and Dying
Total Credit Hours18

Policies, Requirements and Standards - Gerontology

Students who complete the application for admission to the certificate program and return it to the Department of Health Science and Kinesiology will be invited to meet with an assigned faculty member to discuss the proposed program of study. A minimum grade of C or better must be earned in each course for the certificate to be awarded on the undergraduate level. The gerontology certificate program consists of six courses (18 semester hours), and all courses listed are pre- or co-requisites to GERO 5520.