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.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
Comprehend the physiological, psychological and socioeconomic 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; and
Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in a healthcare or community-based setting serving an elderly population.