Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Edwards Hall, Suite 313
Fort Myers, FL 33965
The field of aging services is big business.
Take your career to the next level.
As baby boomers retire and growing numbers move into senior living facilities, the need for trained staff has increased along with it. In anticipation of that need, we've created FGCU's Senior Living Leadership Certificate program to prepare professional, administrative and executive personnel for careers in this growing industry.
The Senior Living Leadership Certificate includes a blend of gerontology fundamentals classes taught by healthcare professionals and FGCU faculty; leadership and professional development classes taught by senior living industry executive leaders and regional/national subject matter experts; and classes about senior living operations taught by facility practitioners.
The program meets on the FGCU campus for 33 Saturdays over 10 months. (As an alternative, registered students may view the class from anywhere via the internet.) In addition to the classes, participants complete a one-week externship at a senior living facility or an approved independent study to earn this non-credit certificate geared toward non-degree seeking professionals.
The Senior Living Leadership Certificate is designed for students with at least two years of college or equivalent appropriate experience. This certificate provides senior living career-seekers the comprehensive, well-rounded foundation needed to work in a senior living environment, and affords those already working in the industry an opportunity to enhance their skills and productivity.
Certificate Course Overview