Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology
This certificate program is a special course of study in gerontology that compliments undergraduate degree programs in various departments and colleges throughout the University. Individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree may also pursue the certificate. The program represents a concentration involving current knowledge and research in gerontology. It adds another dimension to the knowledge and skills a student is able to offer in the many professions that are becoming specialized in research and service to adults and older adults. This course of study coordinates multi-disciplinary training of personnel in adult development and aging and helps to meet the critical shortage of trained individuals in the field of gerontology.
The undergraduate curriculum committee of the Institute will oversee this Certificate Program and certify through the Director of the Institute that all requirements for the certificate have been completed.
A sequence of study is available in Nursing Home Administration through the Institute. The undergraduate certificate is included in an Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators approved course of study in Nursing Home Administration which combines a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management (Personnel Option) with a certificate in gerontology.
B.S./M.D. students may complete the Practicum/Internship and electives from courses available from the Institute or the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
To participate in the program, a student must:
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN GERONTOLOGY
Minimum Hours: 20 Credits
Electives: (must be outside of student's major degree department)
For students in course sequence for Nursing Home Administration, the following courses are required:
3006:485 ST-Long Term Care Administration
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