Graduate Certificate in Functional Aging

This certificate provides knowledge and training for those working in the field of aging. It will help them assist older adults to retain sufficient levels of functional ability and to understand the physiologic changes that occur with aging and how these changes impact of the quality of life for older adults.

Students must receive approval to enter this certificate program from their graduate advisor and the certificate in functional aging faculty committee. To initiate the application process, candidates must provide a completed application form and a one-page statement to the certificate in functional aging faculty committee explaining the student’s purpose and interest in obtaining the certificate in functional aging, as well as his or her career plans.

The program consists of 12 credit hours of coursework selected from the following list. Students may not take more than 6 credit hours from a single department.

Select 12 credit hours from the following:12
Communication in Aging
Aphasia
Adult Development and Aging
Interprofessional Perspectives on Aging
Physical Dimensions of Aging
Applied Research
Cognitive/Learning Foundations of Behavior
Seminar in Human Factors
Seminar in Perception
Total Credit Hours12