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Certificate in Gerontology

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Certificate in Gerontology

44 contact hours

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature.

With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends.

Program Benefits:

The Certificate in Gerontology distinguishes you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of gerontology. The program

  • enhances professional marketability,
  • builds skills and competencies,
  • fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals, and
  • develops an interdisciplinary perspective on aging.
Career Opportunities:

This certification program provides you with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of the aging population in a wide range of careers. There are opportunities in nursing, teaching, service, administration, and research that focus on the needs and interests of older adults. These opportunities also exist within government programs and agencies; public and private institutions that provide health, education, and social services; research centers; special interest groups; colleges and universities; and corporate human resources divisions.


This certificate is relevant for registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, administrators, psychologists, personal care assistants, volunteers, physicians, chiropractors, clergy, physical fitness professionals, adult children of aging parents, or any other individual currently working with or planning to work with older adults.


The Certificate in Gerontology consists of a total of 11 courses:

  • Introduction To Gerontology
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Mental Health and Aging
  • Healthy Aging
  • Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult
  • Death and Dying
  • Sleep and Aging
  • The Older Woman
  • Elder Abuse
  • Aging and Disorders of Communication
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities


    ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

    ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

    ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. 

    California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. This course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

    ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). 

    ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  Provider Number 451562-11

    This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and jointly provided by Cengage Learning, Inc.

    Expiration Date:                08/12/2015

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