The Certificate of Graduate Study in Aging (CGA) is designed to address the educational needs of graduate students who will be, and of professionals who are or plan to be, engaged in work with older adults. The overarching goal of the CGA is to prepare students and professionals for competent and compassionate practice to be better able to promote the health and well-being of, and improve the quality of life for, older adults. Students learn to assess a variety of domains (e.g., functional and cognitive status, health literacy), apply relevant theories in a health promotion and social and environmental context, and choose and implement effective interventions specifically for older adults.
The CGA interdisciplinary certificate is granted upon completion of a structured program of 18-credit hours of graduate-level courses. Each student’s program of study includes 12 credit hours of required courses, and at least 9 of the total 18 credit hours must be earned in courses at the 700 level or above.
Application Submission & Questions:
For detailed information regarding admission criteria, requirements, the application process, and application deadline, please visit the Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior (HPEB) department website, or review the CGA flyer.
Address all CGA questions to Dr. Katherine Leith in the Office for the Study of Aging, ASPH at Leith@sc.edu.