CATALOG • 2009-2010
Gerontology – Certificate
For information, contact . Suzanne Weaver.
Cedar Crest offers an interdisciplinary certificate in
gerontology to provide the necessary knowledge and practical skills to
those who wish to serve the needs of the elderly. The gerontology program
focuses on understanding the aging process and the relationship between the
aged and society and on improving the quality of life within the elderly
Students presently pursuing a bachelor’s degree
and those holding an undergraduate degree who wish to undertake post
baccalaureate studies in gerontology are eligible for admission to the
certificate program. Persons in the community who have not matriculated at
Cedar Crest, but who have an interest in pursuing gerontological studies,
can also apply for admission to the certificate program.
Requirements for the Gerontology Certificate
The gerontology certificate program combines classroom
learning with practical experience. Students take six courses. They then
apply their knowledge in supervised field practice in agencies and
facilities providing services to the elderly and integrate theory with
practice in a seminar in applied gerontology.
HLT 100 Biology and Healthy Aging 3 credits
NTR 114 Nutrition and the Elderly 1 credit
SOC 243 Social and Psychological Aspects of Aging 4
SOC 329 Practices, Policies and Politics of
Gerontology 3 credits
SOC 331 Applied Gerontology 3 credits
SOC 332 Field Practice in Gerontology 3 credits
To earn a gerontology certificate, a student must
maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.000.