The Certificate includes particular coursework for baccalaureate students who wish to obtain specialized gerontological knowledge about how social, psychological, bio-physiological, and economic forces interact with the aging process.

Course location/delivery

The Certificate is both at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission requirements

All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an upper level coursework GPA of 3.0 (minimum).

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


15 credit hours. Select 6 credits of required coursework from the list below. Courses with ** are offered fully online.

GEY 5620 Sociological Aspects of Aging (3)
GEY 5630 Economics of Aging (3)
GEY 6600 Human Development (3)**
GEY 6613 Physical Change and Aging (3)**
GEY 6450 Gerontological Research and Planning (3)


Select 9 credit hours of elective coursework from the list below. Courses with ** are offered fully online.

GEY 6455 Gerontological Research and Planning II (3)
GEY 6455 Gerontological Research and Planning II (3)
GEY 6325 Social Policy and Planning for Gerontology (3)
GEY 6500 Seminar in Principles of Administration (3)
GEY 5642 Perspectives on Death and Dying (3)
GEY 6647 Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging (3)
GEY 6614 Aging & Mental Disorders (3)**
GEY 6615 Topics in Psychopathology and Aging (3)
GEY 6616 Mental Health Assessment for Older Adults (3)
GEY 6617 Gerontological Counseling Theories and Practice (3)
GEY 6618 Gerontological Group & Family Counseling (3)
GEY 6321 Gerontological Counseling (3)
GEY 6934 Program and Service Evaluation (3)**
GEY 6940 Field Placement (1-6)
GEY 6941 Field Placement in Mental Health (1-6)
GEY 6326 Geriatric Interdisciplinary Teams (3)**
GEY 6626 Health Ethnicity and Aging (3)
GEY 6627 Women and Aging (3)**
GEY 6607 Alzheimer's Disease Management (3)
GEY 6230 Health Care Risk Management & Patient Safety (3)**
GEY 6206 Family Caregiving in Aging and Chronic Illness (3)**

Time Limit

There is no specific time limit.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


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