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 Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, in cooperation with the Department of Gerontology, provides its degree-seeking students with the opportunity to earn the Certificate in Aging Studies while concurrently completing the requirements for the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.
Apply online at graduate.admissions.vcu.edu.
Students must meet admission requirements for both the rehabilitation counseling degree and the aging studies certificate program, and admission into one is independent of the other.
|GRTY 601||Biological and Physiological Aging||3|
|GRTY/PSYC 602||Psychology of Aging||3|
|GRTY 603||Social Gerontology||3|
|GRTY 615||Aging and Mental Disorders||3|
|or GRTY 641||Survey of Psychological Assessment and Treatment of the Older Adult|
|GRTY 692||Independent Studies||3|
|RHAB 625||Research and Program Evaluation||3|
|RHAB 696||Supervised Clinical Practice in Rehabilitation and Mental Health||3|
Total graduate credit hours required (minimum) 21
Contact the respective departments for additional curriculum information.