The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at UW-Whitewater enhances the skill sets of professionals to meet the ever-changing multidimensional needs of older adults. The certificate program is ideal for professionals pursuing careers in business, consumer services, education, mental and physical health, public policy, or social services. Taught from an interdisciplinary perspective, students will acquire comprehensive communication, advocacy, and research skills that are essential for working with older adults. This fully online certificate program is flexible and designed to fit the busy schedules of professionals.
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals working in a variety positions and in diverse settings. The certificate is a 12-credit program. It requires the completion of two core classes and two elective classes.
Select two of the following courses:
Nine of the 12 certificate credits may be counted toward an existing UW-Whitewater Graduate Program. Students wishing to count certificate credits toward an existing graduate program should discuss this with their graduate program advisor.
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, students will be able to:
To ensure a high-quality graduate student group, all graduate students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet the criteria provided below.