Social Work, Gerontology, Certificate
The Social Work Program offers two certificates, the Social Work—Child Welfare Certificate and the Social Work—Gerontology Certificate. Both certificates require 12 credits of course work. These certificates are open only to majors within the College of Education and Human Sciences.
A certificate in gerontology is a great addition to a major. In an aging society, social workers with a focus in gerontology are highly desirable within the industry. If students are interested in the improved care and quality of life for older adults, this is an excellent choice. Students will examine the psychological, social, and health aspects associated with aging. Students will also enhance their understanding of how to effectively work with older adults in various settings such as hospitals, senior centers, or long-term care facilities.
The student must complete, at a grade level of C or above, the required Social Work course within the selected certificate program and nine additional credits from the list of electives for the certificate program (see the following).
|SW 315||Aging and the Aged||3|
|Electives (Choose nine credits)||9|
|Communication Changes and Disorders of the Older Adult|
|Overview of the U.S. Health Care System: A Policy Perspective|
|Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging|
|Wellness: Food for Fitness|
|Navigating Health Care|
|Body, Mind, Spirit Wellness|
|Ethics of Health Care|
|Psychology of Adulthood and Aging|
|Psychology of Religion|
|Sociology of Family|
|Death and Bereavement|
|Other courses as approved by the student’s advisor and department chair. All certificate courses must be completed with a C (or S) or better.|