The Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Social Work/ Clinical Gerontology
Is designed to provide clinicians with practical knowledge necessary to serve older adults. This program provides specialized, clinically relevant training to persons working with or interested in working with older adults in various clinical settings including long-term care facilities, mental health centers, counseling agencies, hospitals, and other settings concerned with the physical and emotional well-being of older adults. Building on the basic knowledge of the person's current or previous graduate education, this certificate provides the student with courses which enhance their understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of the aging process.
This post-baccalaureate certificate, offered jointly with the School of Social Work, consists of 15 hours of required course work.
- A graduate degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Speech and Hearing, Physical Therapy, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, or a related clinical or applied field, or active enrollment in or admission to a graduate program in one of these areas.
- Courses taken as part of this certificate can be applied as electives in either the MSW program at USF or the M.A. in Gerontology. Permission is being sought from other departments to allow courses in this certificate to be applied to their graduate programs as well.
Total program hours: 15 credit hours.
- GEY 6321/SOK 6931 - Gerontological Case Management (3)
- GEY 6607/SOK 6931 - Alzheimer's Disease Management (3)
- GEY 6614/SOK 6931 - Aging and Mental Disorders (3)
- GEY 6616/ SOK 6931 - Mental Health Assessment of Older Adults (3)
- GEY 6617/SOK 6931 - Gerontological Counseling & Theories (3)
Only courses officially recognized by the program will be credited toward the Certificate.