Gerontology Certificate | Methodist College, Peoria, IL.

Gerontology Certificate

The Methodist College Gerontology Certificate is a 14-credit hour program designed for students working towards any of the college's baccalaureate degrees.  Through earning the certificate, students will be prepared to provide services appropriate for an increasing population of aging clients. Students will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes conducive to the promotion of optimal wellness of geriatric clients. The certificate program is comprised of approximately 14 credit hours of courses and can be completed in approximately two semesters.

Gerontology Certificate Curriculum

Four courses are required for the certificate:

 Required or Elective Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Required  GER300
Biophysical Aspects of Aging: Health Promotion and Wellness in Older Clients 4
One Elective in Psychosocial Gerontology GER 310 Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  PSY 303 Death and Dying 3
  PSY 302 Adult Development and Aging 3
One Elective in Clinical Gerontology GER 320 Aging and Mental Health 3
  PSY 301 Abnormal Psychology 3
Required GER 350 Independent Project/Practicum in Gerontology 4

Nursing Students:
GER 310 and GER320 count as upper level General Education courses and GER 350 fulfills the 1 credit Special Topics requirement for BSN.

Health Science Students:
Two GER credits can be applied as Special Topics credits.

Social Work Students:
A maximum of six GER credits can be applied as upper General Education electives.

Gerontology Embedded Program Application (for Methodist College students enrolled in any of the college bachelor's degree programs)

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 309-672-5513.