Interdisciplinary Gerontology, Certificate of Proficiency

Requirements

The certificate will be housed in the Department of Behavioral Science yet is an interdisciplinary (Public and Community Health, Nursing, and Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Family Studies) undergraduate gerontology certificate that allows students to build a unique set of credentials they compose from a menu of existing UVU courses that meet the guidelines set forth by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

Total Program Credits: 18
Discipline Core Requirements:   9 Credits
Complete 9 credits from this list of core classes: 9
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span (3)  
or FAMS 1100 Life Span Development in the Family (3)  
  SOC 375G Sociology of Aging (3)  
  SW 355G Thanatology--Death and Dying  (3)  
Elective Requirements:   9 Credits
Complete 6 credits from this list of core classes: 6
  FAMS 3850 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
  EXSC 4100 Fitness Across the Lifespan (3)  
  FAMS 2800 Teaching Human Sexuality (3)  
or HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality (3)  
or PSY 2800 Human Sexuality (3)  
  FAMS 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3)  
or COMM 3410 Fundamentals of Mediation and Negotiation (3)  
  FAMS 4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation (3)  
or COMM 4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation (3)  
  FAMS 4300 Family Dispute Resolution (3)  
  FAMS 4500 Family Life Education Methodology (3)  
  FAMS 4660 Family Financial and Resource Management (3)  
  HLTH 3240 Womens Health Issues (3)  
  HLTH 350G International Health (3)  
  HLTH 3300 Health Promotion for Older Adults (3)  
  HLTH 3400 Human Diseases (3)  
  HLTH 3800 Epidemiology (3)  
  NURS 2325 Nursing Practice Simulation and Skills Lab I (2)  
or NURS 2415 Nursing Care of Adults with Common Health Needs Clinical (2)  
or NURS 3335 Nursing Care of Individuals with Complex Health Needs Clinical (2)  
or NURS 3405 Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship (2)  
or NURS 4325 Nursing in the Community Clinical (1)  
  NURS 2420 Nursing Care of the Aging Population (2)  
  NURS 4230 Palliative Care in Nursing (3)  
  NUTR 2020 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3)  
  PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
  PSY 3220 Adult Development (3)  
  PSY 3420 Cognitive Psychology WE (3)  
  SW 1010 Introduction to Social Work (3)  
  SW 2100 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (3)  
  SW 3400 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (3)  
Complete any 3 credits from AGHE Competency III (part 11) Internship/Research Courses: 3
  BESC 481R Senior Internship (1)  
  EXSC 481R Internship in Exercise Science (1)  
  FAMS 481R Community Practicum (1)  
  HLTH 482R Community Health Internship (1)  
  NURS 4240 Promoting Active Senior Lifestyles (2)  
  NURS 481R Internship in Nursing (1)  
  NURS 489R Undergraduate Research in Nursing (1)  
  NURS 490R Special Topics in Nursing (1) 1,2  
  NURS 495R Independent Study in Nursing (1)   
  PSY 482R Internship Seminar (1)  
  SW 481R Field Placement (1)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a Minimum of 18 Semester Credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.0 or above upon graduation.  
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 5 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. 
Footnotes:
1-If course not already taken.
2-Must have departmental approval as course matter rotates.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 or FAMS 1100  Human Development Life Span or Life Span Development in the Family  3
BESC 3550 or HLTH 2800 Thanatology--Death and Dying or Health Concepts of Death and Dying 3
SOC 375G Sociology of Aging 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Complete 6 credits hours from the elective course list: 6
Complete any 3 credits from AGHE Competency III (part 11) Internship/Research Courses: 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 18

Department

Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Behavioral Science department, visit their website.

Behavioral Science department