Graduate Certificate Gerontology and Health

Jump Start Your Career

Our certificate programs are designed for busy people with limited time. If your professional goals include career advancement in public health and expanding your professional network, we encourage you to apply. The programs accommodate a wide range of academic backgrounds and career experience.

Schedule of online courses for the certificate program (select 3 courses and one practicum)

Year One

Course

Title

Credits

Spring

B535

Contemporary Issues in Aging and Health OR

3

 

OR

 

P518

Social Aspects of Aging and Aging Families

3

Summer

B615

Health, Longevity, and Integ. Therapies in the Later Years

3

Fall

H524 or P513

Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Gerontology

3

OR

P517

Adult Development and Aging

3

B675

Practicum

3

Total for Program

12

Program of Study
  • The graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health will provide graduate students, individual practitioners, and professionals working with older adults a substantive foundation in gerontology coursework at the graduate level and opportunity to apply knowledge and advance careers through a practicum experience.
  • The Certificate is 12 credit hours which includes the 3 credit practicum. All of the coursework and the practicum can be completed online or on campus.
  • The courses cover the social, cultural, biological and psychological aspects of gerontology. Current issues in pharmacology, the family, exercise physiology, and the diversity of the older adult population are featured. The interactive, multimedia courses use case studies from current practitioners.
Practicum

Before the beginning of the practicum, MyPublicHealthDirect students connect with the practicum supervisor Dr. Lesa Huber, to identify practicum opportunities. During the practicum, students record progress toward agreed upon objectives and deliverables. Suggestions for practicum objectives might be an internship to explore a new position or accomplishing a task in a current position. Deliverables include but are not limited to an academic paper, a work-related project, or a business plan for a new venture.

Graduation

You have worked hard on your degree or certificate. You are cordially invited to come to Bloomington to be a part of the IU Ceremony and attend the special reception hosted by the Dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington.

For more information about this program, please contact:
Amaury C. de Siqueira
Associate Director, MyPublicHealthDirect
(812) 855 -6812
mphd@indiana.edu