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The Certificate in Gerontology

A student enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program must be accepted for university admission and must complete required course work as outlined below. It is not necessary to complete the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in order to receive the Certificate in Gerontology. With the permission of the certificate adviser, students may substitute an internship offered by another department for HCSV 189C. An overall grade point average of 2.5 is required for the certificate.

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

7 courses required:

HCSV    178    Multicultural Health    3.0    FS Eth

This course is the same as MCGS 178 which may be substituted.

HCSV    189    Community Service: Supervision    1.0-3.0    FS

HCSV 189 must be taken for 3 units.

HCSV    143    Social Gerontology    3.0    FA

HCSV    241    Health in the Later Years    3.0    FA

PSY    207    Psychology of Aging    3.0    FA

RECR    160    Leisure in Later Life    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 010; or faculty permission.

SWRK    295    Policy & Progs for Older Adults    3.0    SP