Admission to the Program
To be admitted to the Certificate Program in Gerontology, a student must be formally admitted to UNLV and have a grade point average of at least 2.50.
With the approval of the program director and college dean, up to 12 credits of work done elsewhere may be transferred, and other courses may be substituted.
Students who successfully complete the Academic Certificate in Gerontology will acquire a multidisciplinary foundation in the fundamentals of aging theories. Students will gain an introduction to the process of making informed decisions on aging issues. In addition, the recipients of this certificate will have had the opportunity to gain practical experiences (through field-work in aging services), which enhances the students’ employability in a broad spectrum of aging-related organizations.
Students who successfully complete the Gerontology Certificate will acquire a multidisciplinary foundation in the fundamentals of the study of aging. Students will be able to make informed decisions on aging issues and will gain practical experience in working with older adults, which will likely enhance the student’s employability in a broad spectrum of aging-related organizations. Please call 895-1079 for more information.
A concentration in UNLV’s pre-existing gerontology certificate program leads to earning an academic certificate that requires 24 credits of the following three-credit courses:
field experience (three credits in a counseling practicum with older adults), and six credits of electives (choose from a wide range of courses; consult the Director of Gerontology for approved electives).