Jan 24, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Gerontology Certificate

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.

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 quarter 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.

Certificate Requirements

You must successfully complete at least 28 credit hours from the following list of courses including an approved practicum, field experience, or internship. The required gerontology-oriented practicum, field experience, or internship cannot contribute more than 5 credit hours to the total 28 hours required for the certificate.

Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of program coordinator

Social work majors must enroll in the following three social work (SW) courses:

Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of program coordinator