The total credit hours required are:
Credit hours are obtained by completing the following courses:
1. Required courses with aging related content (9 credit hours).
2. Elective courses with aging related content (6 credit hours).
3. Required Internship (3 credit hours masters; 6 credit hours doctorate).
The primary purpose of the internship is to integrate coursework and theory in an applied practice and/or research project. It is recommended that students complete the internship experience near the end of the Graduate Gerontology Certificate program or when most of their aging-related coursework is complete.
The student is expected to identify and pursue internship opportunities. Opportunities for internship are offered by numerous organizations and agencies in the Washington D.C. area as well as the Department of Health Services Administration and the Center on Aging at the University of Maryland. The student is required to consult with the GGCP Coordinator at least three months prior to beginning the internship to design an internship that meets the student’s career plans.
(Note: internship may be practice and/or research based).
4. Required Research
Students in the Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program are required to undertake research that is oriented toward gerontological topics. This research is to be conducted as part of the courses taken for the certificate.
Award of Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Gerontology Certificate is awarded after all certificate and degree requirements (when applicable) are met.
|The Center on Aging, School of Public Health ,
University of Maryland, College
Park, MD 20742-2611
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