Admission requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Program requirements

The certificate requires a total of 18 credit hours. A minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) is required for each course, with the exception of the MED 484 internship which is pass/fail.

Required Courses -- 12 credit hours

MED 325: Elements of Hospice and Palliative Care (3)
MED 375: Alzheimer's and Other Dementias (SB) (3)
MED 475: Palliative Care: Managing Complex Serious Illness (3)
MED 484: Internship (3)
    Notes: Directed by Dr. Gillian Hamilton at Hospice of the Valley. A minimum ASU cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required to enroll.

Elective Courses -- 6 credit hours

HSC 410: Supporting the Health of Older Adults (3)
HSC 412: Health Issues in Later Life (3)
MED 445: Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (3)
PSY 447: Psychology of Aging (SB) (3)
SOC 400: Perspectives on Aging (SB) (3)
SOC 418: Aging and the Life Course (SB & H) (3)

Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.