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How to Become a Gerontologist in Vermont - VT

Certification in gerontology in Vermont can be achieved in one of three ways. The most direct and broad based is a bachelor’s of science degree in gerontology (or human services). As a student, you may want to narrow your focus, however. For instance, you always wanted a career in nursing but would like to work specifically with older adults. In this instance you would probably want to choose either a minor in gerontology or a certificate in conjunction with your degree in nursing.


The gerontology certification program in Vermont is a six-course certificate program giving you 18 college credits. These credits are made up of the following:

  • Four elective courses focused on Aging & Ethical Issues
  • Two required core courses on Foundations of Gerontology
  • For the student who has no experience working with elders, an internship worth 3 units is also required. Check with your school counselor to see what type of experience will satisfy this requirement.

The certificate courses will give you the opportunity to look at a variety of areas related to aging that offer a specific focus of study. The curriculum covers the following areas of study as they pertain to working with an older population:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Nutrition and aging
  • Public policy
  • Leisure
  • Retirement and older worker issues

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