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 the multidimensional aspects of the field of gerontology, along with exposure to the multidisciplinary field of gerontology, through work with mentors/experts in practice.

This program aims to provide students with (1) a concentrated curriculum in the multidimensional aspects of the field of gerontology and (2) exposure to the multidisciplinary field of gerontology through work with mentors/experts in practice.

Program Coordinator: Kellie Lapierre, MS, NP

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Gerontology Certificate Courses

Required Courses

  • Gerontology
  • Sociological, Political, and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Chronic Illness and Aging: Management, Palliation, and End of Life Consideration
  • Gerontology/Geriatric Mentorship

Elective Options

While this program does not allow for elective options, students interested in taking additional courses may continue on to the Master of Science degree in Health Administration.

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Upcoming Course Schedules

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Upcoming Events

Join us for an upcoming Graduate Information Session, RSVP Today!

  • Tuesday, March 11th at 6pm
  • Saturday, April 26th at 9:30am

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Regis College: Graduate Department