The Gerontology Certificate is intended to give human service professionals a core function of classes centered on the aging population. This certificate will benefit nurses, nursing assistants and physicians who provide care for the aging population, human service workers who plan to work with older adults and their families in residential care, long-term care, hospitals, clinics and community settings, occupational, recreation and physical therapists who help to optimize the older population’s ability to function well in their daily living and working environments and adult children of aging parents, older adults and general public who have a growing need for understanding the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of aging.
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- Demonstrate a commitment to the aging population and community
- Identify physical, mental and social issues related to aging
- Apply ethical decision-making process to personal and professional situations
- Understand the psychosocial aspects of aging across ethnic groups
- Describe the role of geriatric assessment, health promotion and rehabilitation in client management
- Occupational experience working with geriatric occupations
To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this certificate please view the course list.Course List
Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this certificate.
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