Graduate Certificate in Gerontology with a concentration in Interior Design
Creating living environments for a lifetime!
It is estimated that the population of persons 65 years of age and older will increase from 40 million in 2010, to 88 million in 2050*. This shift demands qualified professionals who can address the impact the built environment has on older individuals, their health and quality of life.
The online graduate certificate allows mid-career professionals to acquire focused training in the area of design and gerontology. Credit earned may be applied to a master's degree.
*Source: U.S. Administration on Aging (2010)
Who should consider this program?
- Completion of 15 credit hours of approved gerontology courses
- Completion of a practicum (156 hours) in an approved aging-related setting.
Courses are chosen by the student in consultation with the Gerontology Academic Advisor.
This 18-credit online graduate certificate program is offered in cooperation by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Gerontology and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Architecture Interior Design program.
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. Practicum experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet.