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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Gerontology Certificate

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Program: Certificate in Gerontology
School of Arts and Sciences

Classroom-Medical Building 145 ~ 260-481-6019 ~ www.ipfw.edu/gerontology/

A certificate in gerontology is available to all IPFW students earning undergraduate degrees. It is also available to non-degree–seeking students. The program provides basic academic courses concerning aging as well as course work in social issues and applied topics concerning the elderly. A practicum component involves applied work in a setting serving older individuals.

To earn the certificate, you must (1) meet all regular IPFW admission requirements (see Part 7); and (2) complete the following 18 credits with a grade of C or better in each course. The program of study must be approved by the gerontology program director. All prerequisites must be satisfied before enrolling in any of the courses listed below.

Program Requirements

Credits from the following Credits: 12

(you may substitute independent or directed study in gerontology or aging in a suitable department as approved by the gerontology program director):

  • HSRV 351 - Human Services for the Elderly

Practicum in a gerontological setting Credits: 3

approved by the gerontology program director, chosen from the  following courses. Note that some of these courses may be taken only by those majoring in the sponsoring discipline.

  • NUR 490 - Nursing Practicum

Total Credits: 18

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