2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aging Studies Certificate

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College of Health and Public Affairs
School of Social Work,
Health and Public Affairs I, Room: 204

Dr. Denise Gammonley
Phone: 407-823-2114

In recognition of the special needs of the older adults in Central Florida, the school offers a 15-credit interdisciplinary program 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 internship, along with course options that include service-learning activities, complements the webbased 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 .

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)

  • Students select three additional courses from the following courses: A maximum of two courses must be taken in the College of Health and Public Affairs and at least one course must be taken from other colleges.

Other Colleges (3 Credit Hours)

1 Open to undergraduates with senior standing

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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