The Professional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology provides students the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of elderly individuals and their families.

USF’s professional Graduate Certificate in Gerontology allows students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or experience to obtain a greater understanding of gerontology theory and research.

Entry to the certificate is easy. Admission to the gerontology certificate program does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or any other graduate school entrance examination.

Courses help students develop skills that will give them the competency they need to be marketable and to make a difference in today’s multicultural world.

Gerontology Certificate (15 credit hours)


  • Social Work Practice with Mature Adults
    SWRK 657 | Online | 3 credits 
  • Systemic Approach to Services for Older Veterans and their Families
    SWRK 658 | Online | 3 credits


  • Evidence-Based Social Work Practice with Mature Adults
    SWRK 713  | Online | 3 credits
  • Resilience in Mature Adults from a Multicultural Perspective
    SWRK 715  | Online | 3 credits
  • Late Life Transitions and Community Resources
    SWRK 717 | In person | 3 credits

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