Geriatric Care Management Program Information


Graduate Level Courses (3 credits) $1,689.96 per course (4 required courses)
Professional Development (1 Credit) $563.32
TOTAL $7,323.16


Textbooks for the Graduate Certificate Program can be purchased online through the UF Department of Correspondence Study. The purchase form will display all books associated with the Geriatric Care Management program, but you should only need to purchase those books which are required for the course in which you are enrolled:

GEY 6646: Issues & Concepts in Gerontology

  • Community Resources for Older Adults (5th Edition) by Wacker & Roberto. Sage Publications, 2018. ISBN 978-1-5063-8396-5.

GEY 6220: Overview of Geriatric Care Management

  • Handbook for Geriatric Care Management (4th Edition) by Cathy Jo Cress. Jones and Bartlett, 201.7 ISBN 978-1-284-07898-5
  • Functional Performance in Older Adults (4th Edition) by Bonder, Bette, R. & Bello-Haas, Vanina Dal. F.A. Davis Company, 2018. ISBN 978-0-8036-4605-6. Hardcover

GEY 6306: Communication in the Aging Network: Family Systems & Care Planning

  • Care Managers: Working with the Aging Family by Cathy Jo Cress. Jones and Bartlett, 2008. ISBN: 0-763-755-850.

GEY 5935: Ethical, Legal and Business Aspects of GCM

  • Handbook for Geriatric Care Management (4th Edition) by Cathy Jo Cress. Jones and Bartlett, 2017. ISBN 978-1-284-07898-5
  • Legal Aspects of Elder Care by Marshall Kapp. Jones and Bartlett, 2010. ISBN 13:978-0-7637-5632-1.

Computer Requirements and Support

Online class activities include live meetings and other events for which audio and video conferencing are required. Students are encouraged to have access to webcams and headsets in order to participate in these sessions.

What internet browser will I need to take these online courses?

e-Learning in Canvas requires access to a web browser. You may also require additional plugins (Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, Real Player, etc.), depending on the resources you’re using.

Some web browsers such as Safari, Opera, and Konqueror are known to have minor incompatibilities.

Where can I go for computer support?

Online help for Canvas (the computer application used to run the online courses) is available at the UF E-Learning Help page.

For more computer trouble shooting tips and login advice, please email the UF Help Desk at or call (352) 392-HELP.

Will a slow typist get behind in class?

The only time a slow typist may have a little trouble is in a chat session, but even this disadvantage is not a big deal. Otherwise, slow typists should do fine, even though they may of course require a little more time to finish some assignments and/or projects.

Will I need a University of Florida email account for these online courses?

Yes. You will be given instructions on how to create your UF email account once you have been registered for the course.

See the UF Student Computing Requirement Page for additional requirements.