This program is no longer accepting applications.
This certificate program prepares health and social service professionals to address healthy aging with a focus on prevention and early intervention to optimize the health, behavioral health and quality of life of older adults and their family caregivers.
Required Core (15 credit hours)
DNP 682 Geriatric Health Promotion (3)
NUR 629 Research for Geriatric Practice (3)
SWG 570 Aging: A Biopsychosocialspiritual Perspective (3)
SWG 572 Interprofessional Approaches to Healthy Aging (3)
SWG 573 Policies to Promote Healthy Aging (3)
Restricted Electives: (3 credit hours)
Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for the approved elective course list.
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a nationally recognized, regionally accredited academic institution.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.
International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission be considered for admission to this certificate program.