The Clarkson College online Gerontology certificate program that educates students about the physical, psychological, social and cultural aspects of the lifelong aging process.

The 21-credit hour Gerontology major is ideal for individuals interested in the many issues facing our aging population and how professionals of various backgrounds can play an integral role in enhancing the quality of life of older adults.

Course work will cover health and physical aspects of aging, psychological and social aspects of aging, dying and death, and how to manage end of life care. In your final semester of the program, you will have the opportunity to complete fieldwork to further enhance your knowledge and awareness of contemporary policies, programs and services that impact quality of life, as well as strategies used to develop programs for the older adult.

Courses are offered year-round and on a part- or full-time basis. Students entering the program with little or no college experience may complete their prerequisite courses at Clarkson College.

After successful completion of the Gerontology certificate program, you will be knowledgeable of the important role the health care professional serves in providing end of life care for geriatric patients and emotional support for their loved ones.

If you are interested in learning more about this dual degree option, e-mail or call 402.552.3100.