Certificate in Gerontology
America’s aging demographics are increasing the demand for professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the health, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of older adults. Whether students are currently working with older adults or interested in the health and human services profession, the certificate in gerontology will develop capacity to serve this clinically complex population. The program is based on multidisciplinary competencies recommended by the Partnership for Health in Aging.
Minimum number of credits required for this certificate: 15. Courses may be taken in any sequence.
Required Courses (6 credits): Courses are offered every year.
GRN 313 Health in Later Years
HRD 310 Aging and the Search for Meaning
Elective Courses - choose 3 of the following (9 credits): Courses may vary each year.
GRN 300 Aging and the Family
GRN 315 Rehabilitation Services for Older Adult
GRN 318 Adult Development and Aging
GRN 390 Evaluation and Assessment of Older Adults
HRD 312 The Spiritual Challenges and Opportunities of Aging
The program recommends that students have junior or senior status or some college experience if they are experienced professionals. Individual courses require that all students have taken a college level writing course and at least one course in either psychology or sociology. Students should be prepared for a rigorous academic experience as all courses are upper level, online, and the 7-week format is intensive.