Program Overview

The University of Florida offers a Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management through an entirely online format. This course of study is made possible through the university’s College of Public Health & Health Professions and under the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Community Health Professions. This certificate program is designed to enhance the ability of health and social service professionals to manage the care of the elderly in a variety of settings. Additionally, this certificate may be pursued by recent graduates in health related fields who want to develop their abilities in comprehensive care of our aging population.

Statistics show that job opportunities in geriatrics and long-term care are expected to increase by 35%, which places it as one of the most rapidly growing employment areas. The core curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management consists of four courses, or 12 credit hours. The classes that students take through this course of study span the topics of Issues & Concepts in Gerontology, Overview of Geriatric Care Management, Communication in the Aging Network, and Ethical, Legal & Business Aspects of Geriatric Care Management. Through this program, students may be able to build a foundation in geriatric care management, and greatly expand job opportunities in this field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a bachelors degree in a health or social service discipline with a GPA of 2.0 or better, or have at least 5 years experience as an RN.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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