Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology
The Professional Advancement Certificate in Gerontology is designed specifically for those who:
This program provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge related to specific career, professional, and personal responsibilities and interests. The program is designed to enhance the understanding of aging-related issues by providing the most recent information and research findings in the field of gerontology.
The course features a faculty of academic researchers, experienced practitioners, and professionals involved in fields related to aging. The presenters include members of the University of Colorado faculty, professionals, and experts from the areas of health, law, and government, representing the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The program is coordinated by Stephen M. Bender, MSW, Associate Director of Outreach, UCCS Gerontology Center; Sheri Gibson, PhD facilitates the Colorado Springs course and Sue Bozinovski, Ph.D., facilitates the Denver course.
The topics covered over the two semester sequence include, but are not limited to, the following themes:
How to earn the Certificate
The full course extends over two semesters taken in sequence. Colorado Springs accepts new enrollees each semester. Successful completion of the program requires:
A maximum of six class absences are allowed during the two semesters. No tests or papers are required. Grading is on a Pass/Fail basis.
Cost is $460 per semester. A minimum payment of $230 per semester is due at the time of registration, with the remaining balance due by the end October 31st (fall) or March 1st (spring). Please note that if paying by credit card, full tuition is due at the time of registration.
Tuition is used exclusively to cover costs of instruction, administration, and to support the operation of the Gerontology Center at UCCS.
Note: Registration fees have been approved by some employers for employee tuition benefits. The certificate course is not applicable for financial aid.
1605 Elm Creek View 80907
5:15 - 7:15 p.m. Tuesday evenings, beginning September 1, 2015 through the second Tuesday of December and the second Tuesday of January through the second Tuesday of May.
How to register
Drops and Refunds
Students may drop the course (written notice required) anytime BEFORE the course begins without penalty. A full refund will be provided if the course is canceled. No refunds will be granted once the SECOND CLASS SESSION has occurred.
For more information contact:
4863 North Nevada Avenue Ste. 350
Colorado Springs, CO 80918