Director of Community Health
Sarah Flanagan MSW, MPA, LCSW
PH 402.552.6875  TF 800.647.5500 
FlanaganSarah@clarksoncollege.edu

The Gerontology Certificate program is ideal for individuals interested in the many issues facing our aging population. The Gerontology courses are designed to present the physical, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of the lifelong aging process. The important role of the health care provider in direct and supportive care of patients and loved ones at the end of life is highlighted. Students will also explore contemporary policies, programs, and services that impact quality of life, as well as strategies used to develop programs for the older adult.

Admission Policies

Enrollment in Clarkson College degree programs is limited through a selective admissions process. Admission policies and procedures are available from: the Admissions office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Required Courses for Gerontology Certificate

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are available at Clarkson College or qualifying courses may transfer. Students with an Associate’s degree or higher in a health care related field may have the prerequisites waived after review by the admitting Program Director.

Courses Semester Hours
EN 101 - English Composition I 3
EN 102 - English Composition II 3
MA 120 - College Algebra 3
ST 310 - Statistics 3
HM 224 - Anatomy and Physiology for HIM OR
BI 211 - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab AND
BI 213 - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab
4
4
4
Total Semester Hours 16
Required courses
Courses Semester Hours
BU 420 - Long Term Care 3
CHL 330 - Health and Physical Aspects of Aging 3
CHL 333 - Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging 3
CHL 334 - Managing End of Life Care 3
CHL 336 - Seminar in Gerontology 2
CHL 410 - Community Health Fieldwork (concentration related) 3
HC 220 - Gerontology 2
PY 220 - Death and Dying: Perspectives for Health Care Providers 2
Total Semester Hours 21
Last updated: 08/27/2018