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.
|HSE* 101||Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HSE* 251||Work with Individuals and Families||3|
|PSY* 210||Death and Dying||3|
|GERN 161||Aging in America||3|
|SSC* 294||Cooperative Education/Field Experience||3|
|PSY* 111||General Psychology I||3|
|RLS* 223||Leisure and Aging||3|
|SSC* 110||Health and Wellness Principles||3|
|SOC* 101||Principles of Sociology||3|
|PSY* 125||Psychology of Aging and Mental Health||3|
|Total Credits Required: 30|
Division of Mathematics, Science and Health Careers: 860-512-2700
Upon successful completion of all Gerontology certificate program requirements, graduates will
1. Comprehend the physiological, psychological and socio-economic 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.
5. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work in a health care or community-based setting serving an elderly population.
Source: 2011-2012 Course Catalog
For Additional Information, Contact: 860-512-2703