Feb 23, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Gerontology Certificate Program


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Certificate code CTGERO

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
Department of Social and Public Health  
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
www.ohio.edu/chsp/social-public-health

Julie Brown, Certificate Coordinator/contact person
brownj14@ohio.edu

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 older populations. 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to identify normative and pathological aspects of biological/physiological aging in adulthood.
  • Students will be able to describe the challenges and advantages faced by rural older adults.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

If interested in the certificate, students should contact their college’s student services office. Once admitted to the certificate program, each semester on the DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) Report, students will be able to track progress in the certificate program. The gerontology certificate will be awarded upon graduation after successful completion of the certificate requirements and a notation of the certificate will be recorded on the student’s 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 interested in the certificate, students should contact their college’s student services office. Once admitted to the certificate program, each semester on the DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) Report, students will be able to track progress in the certificate program. The gerontology certificate will be awarded upon graduation after successful completion of the certificate requirements and a notation of the certificate will be recorded on the student’s 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 15 hours and a 2.7 GPA.

Core Requirements Part I


Complete one of the following courses:

Core Requirements Part II


Complete the following courses:

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