Gerontology Certificate Program

Program Description

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Comprehend the physiological, psychological and socioeconomic factors relating to the aging process;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend the needs of an elderly person and identify sources of assistance to meet those needs;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the need for advocacy for the elderly and sources of assistance;
  4. Identify factors necessary for successful aging; and
  5. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in a healthcare or community-based setting serving an elderly population.