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Continuing Education works in partnership with UVM departments to deliver courses and programs to off-campus students interested in part-time graduate or professional studies.

Courses are taught live, online, or through interactive television. Many courses originate on the Burlington campus and are transmitted via interactive television to UVM classrooms in Montpelier and Rutland, to Vermont Interactive Television sites, to Interactive Learning Network Sites in Vermont high schools, or to the Howard Dean Education Center.

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Gerontology

Senior women working out on health equipment.Why it's hot: As the U.S. population grows older and lives longer, more professionals are needed to advise or care for seniors, especially in the areas of health, finances, recreation, travel, adult day care and real estate.

Careers: Medical and elder care practitioners, nursing and residential home administrators, social workers, marriage and family therapists, nutritionists, counselors, lawyers, realtors, financial advisors, public policy makers, marketing professionals, and more.

UVM's program: The gerontology certificate is designed for individuals with careers in such diverse fields as counseling, medicine, social work, business or other related fields who want to learn more about serving an aging clientele. The certificate is also ideal for those thinking about a career change and are interested in working with the aging population.

More information: Check out the Gerontology Certificate homepage, call 800-639-3210 or 656-2085, or email

Last modified March 16 2009 11:00 AM

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