Certificate in Gerontology
The Ithaca College gerontology certificate program has been developed to provide health and social service professionals, as well as other interested individuals, with specialized knowledge of the aging process and gerontological issues that will help them better understand and serve older adults. Specifically, the gerontology certificate has been designed for those who are interested in focusing on older individuals in their work. Adding the gerontology certificate to existing educational and work experience is likely to enhance an individual’s career advancement opportunities and options.
The Ithaca College gerontology certificate program is multidisciplinary and includes a wide variety of courses that provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge about aging. It also teaches students how to put that knowledge into practice. Completion of the program will develop and/or enhance knowledge and skill in a number of areas, including
¨ Individual and social aspects of the aging process,
¨ Causes and consequences of problems experienced by older persons,
¨ Provision of services to older persons through a variety of settings,
¨ Services and programs that promote the health and independence of older persons,
¨ Communication with older persons and between health care professionals, and
¨ Policy issues and administration of programs for older adults.
More information is available through links on the left of this page. To speak to someone about the certificate program, contact Chris Pogorzala, assistant professor of aging studies, at (607) 274-1051, or firstname.lastname@example.org .