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Gerontology, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Build a Foundation to Work With Aging Adults
Program Overview
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Learn To

Do literature searches to gain information from journals as well as some textbooks, and bring findings to class to share with other students and the faculty

Be self-directed in studies and seek information appropriately

Complete a gerontology practicum

Demonstrate awareness of all aspects of aging

Graduates of this program may become a:

Responsible for supervising the clinical and administrative affairs of nursing homes and related facilities. (Source)

Caring for patients, communicating with doctors, administering medicine and checking vital signs. (Source)

Professional that speaks and advocates for a particular category of person, such as a customer, a victim, a child or a patient. 

Lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular workouts (for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. (Source)

Treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. (Source)