The Gerontology certificate program is designed for persons who seek short-term academic and in-service professional development, and for those with experience working with senior citizens or who have an academic degree in a related area. Students working toward a certificate in gerontology should consult with an advisor or counselor before planning the total program.
Students may enroll in the certificate program full- or part-time.
Upon successful completion of all Gerontology certificate program requirements, graduates will
Comprehend the physiological, psychological and socio-economic factors relating to the aging process.
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend the needs of an elderly person and identify sources of assistance to meet those needs.
Demonstrate the ability to identify the need for advocacy for the elderly and sources of assistance.
Identify factors necessary for successful aging.
Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in a health care or community-based setting serving an elderly population.