This is a draft version of the University of Iowa 2017-18 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF version will be published later in the summer.

The graduate Certificate in Aging Studies requires 18 s.h. of credit. The certificate program is open to University of Iowa graduate students with aging-related career interests and needs. Students must maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 2.75 in work for the certificate.

The certificate's required 18 s.h. of credit must be earned in Aging and Longevity Studies Program courses (prefix ASP) and other courses approved for the program. With permission from the aging and longevity studies coordinator, students may be able to apply other aging-related courses to the certificate. All certificate courses must be numbered 3000 or above. Of the required 18 s.h., at least 15 s.h. must be earned at the University of Iowa.

Certificate requirements include a core curriculum of five courses, including ASP:3900 Independent Study in Gerontology (3 s.h.) and an additional 3 s.h. in electives numbered 3000 or above in the Aging and Longevity Studies Program (prefix ASP) or in approved aging-related course work in other departments. Students may take core courses before or concurrently with other courses in the program, but they should complete the core courses before they enroll in the internship. Students who complete an aging-related internship or practicum in their major field may be able to count that experience as their aging studies certificate internship; consult with the aging and longevity studies coordinator. Transfer credit requests are evaluated individually by the aging and longevity studies coordinator.

The Certificate in Aging Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to gerontology. Its course work is coordinated and sequenced to provide a broad background in aging for students from varied disciplines. Students should speak with the aging and longevity studies coordinator about their intent to earn the certificate. They work with their academic advisors and the coordinator to develop an individual plan of study that complements their degree program and career interests.

The Certificate in Aging Studies requires the following course work.

Core Courses

All certificate students must complete the following five core courses.

ASP:3135/GHS:3050/SSW:3135Global Aging3
ASP:3150Psychology of Aging3
ASP:3160Biology of Aging3
ASP:3900Independent Study in Gerontology3
ASP:4190/SSW:4190Aging Studies Internship and Seminar3

Electives

Students must complete an additional 3 s.h. of electives, numbered 3000 or above, selected from courses offered by the Aging and Longevity Studies Program (prefix ASP) and/or from approved aging-related courses offered by other academic units. Practicum and/or research courses offered by other academic units may be accepted for elective credit if they focus on aging; students who wish to apply course work from other departments should consult the Aging and Longevity Studies Program.