Gerontology Center

Certificate Program

The Gerontology Certificate is awarded following completion of a prescribed course of study in gerontology. The Certificate may be earned by professionals who are already involved in their careers or by current students as a part of their bachelor's degree. In past years students in nursing, sociology, social work, music therapy, physical therapy, pre-medicine and psychology have taken advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about aging. Completing the Certificate requires 15 hours of interdisciplinary coursework. As a rule three course modules are offered during each semester, including the 10-week summer session.

The following courses are included in the Certificate Program:

  • GT 401 - Biology and Health and Aging (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 402 - Social Aspects of Aging (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 403 - End of Life Issues (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 404 - Personality Dimensions of Aging (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 405 - Institutional Care (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 406 - Geriatric Assessment (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 407 - Economics of Aging (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 408 - Aging and the Spiritual Dimension (1.5 Hour)
  • GT 409 - Social Policies and Legal Issues of Aging (1.5 Hour)

To find out more about the Gerontology Certificate program contact Dr. Hanns Pieper, Director of the Gerontology Center, at dp5@evansville.edu.