Gerontology, the study of the processes associated with aging, is multidisciplinary in nature. There is an ongoing need to educate practitioners, researchers, educators and the public on the rapidly growing body of knowledge concerning an aging population. The multi-disciplinary Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program (GGCP) is a Board of Regents-approved program that addresses the national need to educate professionals to work with the growing population of baby boomers and older persons. The GGCP offers students an individually tailored curriculum of course work, supervised internships and research.
The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Global Health is a 12-credit program designed to provide basic knowledge in global health delivery to those employed or seeking employment in positions requiring this knowledge or to individuals who desire this added credential. The University of Maryland’s School of Public Health is a leader in the discovery, application, and dissemination of public and global health knowledge in the state of Maryland, the nation, and the world. The School has specifically targeted programs, curricula, service and research dedicated to the understanding and improvement of global health.
The Physical Education Master's Certification Program (PE-MCERT) prepares graduate-level students to teach K-12 physical education. Students complete 30 credits of graduate course work and a 12-credit internship in this 13-month intensive program. Following successful completion of all graduation requirements, students will receive both a Master's Degree (M.Ed.) and Maryland Specialist Certification in K-12 Physical Education.
The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Principles of Public Health, administered by the Department of Health Services Administration, helps students advance their understanding of the science, theory and practice of public health. This online, 15-credit, five-course program is designed to provide working professionals with a foundation in the core principles of public health, including epidemiology, health systems, biostatistics, environmental health and health behavior.