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Certificate in Gerontology

USA

What will I learn?

The certificate program in Gerontology provides supplementary education in gerontology for students preparing for careers in a broad range of positions. This program is also designed to give those already working in the field an opportunity to enrich existing skills and knowledge and to provide further opportunities for career advancement.

Curriculum: Gerontology

Candidate must complete 15 hours in the following course of study:

Core Requirement (3 hours)*

PSY 5610 - Adult Psychology and Aging 3 credit hours OR

SOC 5020 - Sociology of Aging 3 credit hours OR

SOC 6550 - Seminar on Aging 3 credit hours

Electives (12 hours)

The remaining hours are to be selected from the following courses in conjunction with career goals and aspirations. Additional core courses may be completed as electives.

CDFS 5390 - Families in Later Life 3 credit hours

CDFS 5391 - Aging Health and Development 3 credit hours

CDIS 5800 - Speech and Language Disorders in the Adult Population 3 credit hours

LSM 5380 - Disabilities and Diversity in Leisure, Sport and Tourism 3 credit hours

LSM 5470 - Leisure and Aging 3 credit hours

NFS 5210 - Nutrition in Aging 3 credit hours

PSY 5610 - Adult Psychology and Aging 3 credit hours

PSY 5630 - Death and Dying 3 credit hours

SOC 5020 - Sociology of Aging 3 credit hours

SOC 5030 - Topics in Gerontology 3 credit hours

SOC 5040 - Health Care Delivery Issues 3 credit hours

SOC 5800 - Special Projects 1 to 3 credit hours

SOC 6510 - Independent Study 3 credit hours

SOC 6550 - Seminar on Aging 3 credit hours

SOC 6661 - Program Evaluation 3 credit hours

SOC 6670 - Mental Health and Aging 3 credit hours

SOC 6900 - Practicum: Applied Analysis 3 credit hours

Which department am I in?

College of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (15 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,288.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2023

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023

Venue

Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street,

MURFREESBORO,

Tennessee,

37132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to the graduate certificate program requires an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher (4.0 scale).

For international students

Admission to the graduate certificate program requires an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher (4.0 scale).

TOEFL- IBT minimum score 71 (We ONLY accept ETS official test scores for the TOEFL); TEST CODE for MTSU is 1466

IELTS- overall score of 6

UMELI- minimum score 85

ELS Level 112 Certificate of Completion

Duolingo English Test - minimum score 95

Application deadlines: Fall: June 1 of the same year; Spring: October 1 of the previous year

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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