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Certificate in Gerontology

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. If you are a health professional who works with the older population, it is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. 

 With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. If you are a health professional who works with the older population you will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.

Program Benefits

The Certificate in Gerontology distinguishes you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of gerontology.

The program

  • enhances professional marketability,
  • builds skills and competencies,
  • fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals
  • develops an interdisciplinary perspective on aging

 

Career Opportunities

This certification program provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of the aging population in a wide range of careers. There are opportunities in nursing, teaching, service, administration, and research that focus on the needs and interests of older adults. These opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.

Participants

This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, adult children of aging parents, or any other individual currently working with or planning to work with older adults.

Curriculum

The Certificate in Gerontology consists of a total of 11 courses:

  • Introduction To Gerontology
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Healthy Aging
  • Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
  • Death and Dying
  • Sleep and Aging
  • The Older Woman
  • Elder Abuse
  • Aging and Disorders of Communication
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities


Cost & Schedule

ONLINE
Sections start monthly!

Hours:
25
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Cost: $149

Register online and start learning today!

Questions?

We can help! Call us at (989) 686-9444 or send us an email at lifelonglearning@delta.edu.


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