Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
The certificate program in gerontology is designed to expand students' marketability and skills in their chosen profession by providing a broad educational base concerning factors related to the aging of individuals and society. The program was developed on the premise that students and professionals in a variety of disciplines and professions have the greatest potential to meet the pressing needs of the aged and our changing society, provided they are given the requisite training in the application of gerontological knowledge.
All certificate courses must be taken at Webster University. Students may pursue the certificate by itself or integrate their certificate studies with an MA degree program. Students enrolled in the MA degree program in gerontology are not eligible to receive the gerontology certificate.
The 18 credit hours required for the graduate certificate in gerontology include the following courses:
- GERN 5000 Gerontology
- GERN 5600 Economic Issues for Older Adults
- GERN 5620 Physiology of Aging
- GERN 5630 Psychology of Aging
- GERN 5640 Management of Programs for Older Adults
- GERN 5670 Social Science Perspectives in Gerontology
Students seeking the gerontology certificate should consult the Admission, Enrollment, Academic Policies, and Graduate Certificates sections of this catalog for information regarding application, admission, registration, and the academic policies of Webster University.