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:
|Biophysical Aspects of Aging: Health Promotion and Wellness in Older Clients
|One Elective in Psychosocial Gerontology
|Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
|Death and Dying
|Adult Development and Aging
|One Elective in Clinical Gerontology
|Aging and Mental Health
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.