City University of Seattle provides a short Undergraduate Certificate program in Gerontology for those who want to work with the aging population. Our gerontology certificate program provides insight into the biological, social and psychological aspects of aging while preparing you to work with elderly adults in a variety of settings.
You may earn your gerontology certification as an emphasis area within your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology or Human Services degree or complete it as a stand-alone program. The courses in this program will equip you with the skills to effectively manage the following issues:
- communicating effectively with elderly people
- assessing cognitive and vocational aptitudes
- the role of gender, race and culture in aging
- disability, death, bereavement and widowhood
CityU of Seattle’s gerontology certificate program is available completely online for your convenience. Though you won’t travel to a classroom to learn, you’ll still enjoy small class sizes and learn the most pertinent industry information from a communicative faculty of practicing gerontology experts. Contact a Division of Arts and Sciences advisor to learn more about applying to our online gerontology certificate program.
Hospitals, assisted living facilities, senior centers, social service agencies, non-profit organizations and counseling programs all utilize the skills of individuals trained in gerontology. With your CityU certification, you’ll have the training you need to step into a number of entry-level administrative positions or train to become a geriatric healthcare provider.
As the aging population in the United States grows, demand for qualified workers will continue to increase. Get a good start in the field of gerontology with an Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology from CityU. Learn more by contacting an advisor today.
*As of July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” City University offers a number of undergraduate and graduate certificates that lead to gainful employment. Information for each certificate program for the latest reporting year is available here.