Director of Community Health
Sarah Flanagan MSW, MPA, LCSW
PH   402.552.6875    TF   800.647.5500

The Gerontology Certificate program option 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 Enrollment and Advising office, the College website, or in the Academic Policies & Procedures section (AD-1).

Required Courses for Gerontology Certificate

General Education courses

These courses 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 (ENG 101) - English Composition I 3
EN 102 (ENG 102) - English Composition II 3
MA 130 (MAT 130) - College Algebra 3
ST 310 (MAT 310) - Statistics 3
HM 224 (HIM 224) - Anatomy and Physiology OR
BI 211 (BIO 211) - Human Anatomy - Lecture and Lab AND
BI 213 (BIO 213) - Human Physiology - Lecture and Lab
Total Semester Hours 16
Required courses
Courses Semester Hours
CHL 241 - Programs, Services and Policies in Aging 3
CHL 330 - Health and Physical Aspects of Aging 3
CHL 333 - Psychological and Social Aspects of Aging 3
EA 205 (EEA 205) - Death and Dying 3
◊ CHL 400 - Community Health Fieldwork (concentration related) OR
EA Core (EEA Core) - Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy OR
CHL 244 - Vulnerable Populations

Students choose 6 credits from the following:

Courses Semester Hours
CHL 334 - Managing Care of the Older Adult 3
HC 220 (GEN 220) - Gerontology 2
CHL 335 - Seminar in Gerontology 1
PTA 330 - Advanced Neurological & Cardiopulmonary Interventions 3
PTA 370 - Acute to Chronic Care in Physical Therapy 3

Total Semester Hours: 20-21

Last updated: 06/05/2023