Dec 07, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Gerontology Certificate Program


Certificate code CTGERO

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Social and Public Health, Department of 
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593-0555
www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/csd/academics/gerontology-certificate.cfm

Matthew Adeyanju, certificate coordinator/contact person

Program Overview

The College of Health Sciences and Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences jointly sponsor the undergraduate gerontology certificate program for students in any major program who want to gain knowledge and skills for a career that involves working with the elderly. Since the knowledge and research associated with aging span a variety of disciplines, coursework in a number of established departments facilitates student learning opportunities. Health care, social services, recreation, mental health, education, administration, and business are examples of service areas that now employ large numbers of persons working with and for the aging population.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

If you are interested in the certificate, you can obtain an application form from your college’s student service office. After completing the application and obtaining the coordinator’s signature, return the form to that office. Each semester on your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) Report, you will be able to track your progress in the certificate program. The gerontology certificate will be awarded upon graduation if you have successfully completed the certificate requirements and a notation of the certificate will be recorded on your permanent record (transcript). For more information on course offerings or other concerns, contact the coordinator of the gerontology certificate program.

Change of Program Policy

If you are interested in the certificate, you can obtain an application form from your college’s student service office. After completing the application and obtaining the coordinator’s signature, return the form to that office. Each semester on your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) Report, you will be able to track your progress in the certificate program. The gerontology certificate will be awarded upon graduation if you have successfully completed the certificate requirements and a notation of the certificate will be recorded on your permanent record (transcript). For more information on course offerings or other concerns, contact the coordinator of the gerontology certificate program.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Health care, social services, recreation, mental health, education, administration, and business are examples of service areas that now employ large numbers of persons working with and for the aging population.
 

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement


The gerontology certificate program requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Practicum, Field Experience, or Internship


Complete 3 hours in one of the following courses:

Practicum for Social Work Majors


Complete the following course: