The Department of Gerontology, in cooperation with other programs at the university, provides students interested in working with elders or in gerontological settings with the opportunity to complete the Certificate in Aging Studies while also completing requirements for other degree programs. Students must apply separately to the participating programs and must meet all admission and degree requirements for both programs. In some cases, and with the approval of the advisers of both programs, course work in one program may be approved to satisfy a course requirement in another program.
The departments of Occupational Therapy and Gerontology have developed a specialized version of the Certificate in Aging Studies program for students completing the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
Apply online at graduate.admissions.vcu.edu.
Students must meet admission requirements for the occupational therapy degree and the aging studies certificate programs.
|GRTY 601||Biological and Physiological Aging||3|
|GRTY/PSYC 602||Psychology of Aging||3|
|GRTY 603||Social Gerontology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Aging and Human Values|
|OCCT 691||Special Topics in Occupational Therapy||2|
|OCCT 709||Research Process and Statistical Analysis in Occupational Therapy||4|
|OCCT 729||Research Practicum||3|
Total graduate credit hours required (minimum) 21
Contact the respective departments for additional curriculum information.