Gerontology Graduate Certificate
| GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY |                                                                                 
The certificate is designed to address the need for expertise in aging and adult development for graduate students and for professionals seeking to better serve their aging clients. Additionally, the certificate is designed to complement students' major course of study. It addresses career trajectories in which students graduate with expertise in aging and subsequently enter professions that are serving clienteles that include significant numbers of older adults. The certificate serves the need for aging education that emerges.

| CREDITS AND REQUIREMENTS |                                                                                                                                      
Students seeking the certificate must hold a completed baccalaureate degree or have acceptance into a graduate degree program at CMU. Although the program can be completed in three semesters, a student–paced approach to the certificate is equally suitable. The 18-credit graduate certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide a basic foundation in theory, research, and practice specific to late life. The program includes two required courses. The remainder of the credits is elected from three groupings of courses: Psychological; Physical Health and Administrative; and Family, Culture and Society. The courses are offered by an array of departments throughout the campus, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of gerontology.

CORE COURSES
(6 HOURS)
GRN 631: Gerontology: Theory and Practice 3(3-0)
GRN 632: Public Policy and Aging 3(3-0)

REQUIRED COURSES I: PSYCHOLOGICAL GROUP ( 3 HOURS)
Select from the following:
GRN 535: Dementia Care: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention 3(3-0)
PSY 724: Psychology of Aging 3(3-0)

REQUIRED COURSES II: PHYSICAL HEALTH AND ADMINISTRATION GROUP (3 hours)
Select from the following:
CDO 544: Communication Disorders in the Aged 3(3-0)
CDO 638: Seminar: Adult and Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders 3(3-0)
HEV/GRN 575: Geriatric Nutrition 3(3-0)
HEV 671: Advanced Topics in Nutrition: Geriatrics 3(3-0)
HSC 506: Health and Physical Development in Late Life 3(3-0)
HSC 517: Drugs and the Elderly 2(2-0)
HSC 591: Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care 3(3-0)
HSC 592: Administration Issues in Long-Term Care 3(3-0)
HSC 593: Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration 3(3-0)
HSC 620: Adult Health Education Theory and Practice 3(3-0)

REQUIRED COURSES III: FAMILY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY GROUP (3 HOURS)
Select from the following:
CED 685 - Counseling Aspects of Grief and Loss 3(3-0)
GRN 597 - Special Topics 1-4(Spec)
HEV 618 - The Family Life Cycle: The Older Adult 3(3-0)

REQUIRED COURSWES IV (3 HOURS)
Select hours from any one of the three groups above.
TOTAL: 18 SEMESTER HOURS


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