2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Aging Studies Certificate


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College of Health Professions and Sciences 

School of Social Work

Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 248

 

Phone: 407-823-2215

Ms. Robin Kohn

Email: robin.kohn@ucf.edu 

In recognition of the special needs of the older adults in Central Florida, the University offers a 15 - credit hour interdisciplinary program leading to a Certificate in Aging Studies. The certificate is open to all students in any major.  This certificate prepares students for careers in applied gerontology, research, public service or for graduate training. Courses focus on the physiological, psychological, sociological, environmental, cultural, legal-ethical and public policy issues affecting older adults. Students majoring in health professions, biomedical sciences, criminal justice and legal studies, hospitality management, psychology, social work, nursing, sociology, business, exercise science, physical education, communication sciences and disorders or education find study of the aging process especially helpful.

Certificates will be awarded only at the time of degree completion.

Certificate Admission Requirements

  • None

Certificate Requirements

  • A required 120 - hour internship, along with course options that include service-learning activities, complements the courses.
  • Students select one of the internship courses listed below depending on their major. BSW majors must take the 9 credit hour field education course.

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)


Required Internship: (Select one) (3 Credit Hours)


1 Full-time social work majors ONLY. Cannot be used with SOW 4941.

2 Part-time social work majors over two semesters ONLY. Cannot be used with SOW 4510 .

​For Interdisciplinary Studies majors

Note: Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours if HSA 4850, IDS 4947 or PSY 3951 are selected to meet the Internship requirement. 

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


  • Students select THREE courses from the following list of restricted electives: 

College of Health Professions and Sciences


College of Nursing


College of Sciences


Rosen College of Hospitality Management


Foreign Language Requirements


  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 15


Other Requirements


  • A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) required in each course used to satisfy the certificate
  • At least 12 hours used in the certificate must be earned at UCF within the department
  • No credit by exam (TSD, Military credit) may be used.
  • Independent Study cannot be used toward the certificate

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