Certificate in Gerontology

Program Description

The certificate in Gerontology program is designed for students who wish to prepare for work with older adults and for professionals already working with the elderly. Nurses, physicians, health care administrators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and social workers are among those for whom this certificate is designed. The program provides a background of basic knowledge in gerontology and permits students to acquire knowledge, in the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, political and economic issues related to aging through a multidisciplinary approach. This program provides students with a concentrated curriculum in gerontology.

On The Spot Admission

Wednesdays, 3-4pm – Receive an admission decision "on the spot" during 30 minute appointments. Submit online at least 2 working days prior to your appointment: online application, 2 letters of recommendation, 500 word personal statement, resume. Bring to appointment: official transcripts. Application fee waiver provided at time of confirmation of appointment. Please call 781.768.7330 or email graduatedepartment@regiscollege.edu to schedule an appointment.


Gerontology Certificate Courses

Required Courses

  • HP 623 Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • HP 626 Sociological, Political, and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology
  • HP 629 Chronic Illness and Aging: Management, Palliation, and End of Life Consideration
  • Any of the following:
       • HP 620 Field Experience or
       • HP 632 Gerontological-Geriatric Mentorship, or
       • a course to be determined in conjunction with faculty advisement


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