Clinical Gerontology Certificate (Closed to New Students Effective Summer 2007)
The Department of Clinical Psychology and Gerontology offers a Clinical Gerontology Certificate. This certificate program is geared toward professionals in the field who wish specific training in Gerontology. The program prepares graduates to assume professional leadership positions in the delivery of service to older people and their families. Gerontology courses include state-of-the-art knowledge regarding the aging process, most recent reasearch on aging, clinical and administrative skills in managing the aging population, and social policies affecting the older adult and their families.
Graduates may work in a wide range of settings serving the elderly. These settings include senior centers, agencies on aging, intergenerational programs, health care services, community-based support programs and long-term care programs.
The cost of each certificate unit (400 level courses) is one-half of standard graduate tuition. Courses are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.
|Prerequisites (may be taken at NDNU)||Units|
|A prerequisite with a grade of B- or better in the following courses is required:|
|Major Theories of Personality||
|Upon recommendation of the faculty, based on evaluation of writing samples,
students may be required by the Program Director or Chair to take additional coursework in writing, inclusive
of APA style writing.
|GR452||Assessment in Clinical Gerontology||2|
|GR453||Biosocialspiritual Aspects of Aging||2|
|GR454||Psychotherapeutic Techniques in Aging||2|
|GR457||Program Development and Administration||3|
|GR458||Professional Ethics and Law in Gerontology||2|
|GR464||Ethnicity and Aging||1|
|GR471||Dying, Death, and Bereavement||1|
|GR476||Gerontology Internship *||3|
|GR477||Gerontology Internship Seminar *||3|
* Prerequisites: GR452, GR454, GR458.
See Gerontology listings for course descriptions.
- Official transcript of highest degree from an accredited institution and transcripts showing the following prerequisites:
- 12 units in Psychology: Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Major Theories of Personality
- A cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or better; grade-point average of 3.0 preferred
- Application and fee
- Interview with the Program Director
For additional information, please contact the Gerontology Certificate Program Director, Denise Hughes at (650) 508-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Graduate Admission.