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Certificate in Gerontology

California State University Long Beach

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This Certificate in Gerontology program at California State University Long Beach is designed to educate individuals as gerontology specialists within a major area of study. Graduates work in community programs, health services organizations, government agencies, and the private sector.

Overview

Gerontology is the scientific study of the processes and phenomena of aging. The Gerontology Program's mission is to improve the lives of middle aged and older individuals; provide training, consultation and other services; and conduct research.

The Certificate in Gerontology at California State University Long Beach is enhanced by the Gerontology Faculty Interest Group, the Center for Successful Aging and a chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, The National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. Students in the Gerontology Program are eligible for membership in Sigma Phi Omega.

The Center for Successful Aging is part of a complex of centers and organizations on the campus of California State University, Long Beach that are involved with aging-related issues. The Center is a transdisciplinary academic/community partnership to promote collaborative innovations in education, practice, policy development and research.

Career Possibilities

General: social services agencies; health care institutions; government agencies; retirement communities; educational and research settings; professional organizations; business and industry; religious organizations; the arts and sciences.

Direct Service: developing programs; providing direct care; teaching in community settings; counseling; advising about estate planning, long-term care administration; advocating for older adults. Indirect Service: analyzing issues related to older persons; planning, administering, and evaluating community-based and health related services; writing grants; teaching; advocating before legislative bodies; designing products; developing marketing strategies; consulting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Gerontology 
  •  Human Aging
  • Culture and Aging 
  • Internship in Gerontology
  • Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
  • Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Consult with the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator to add the Certificate in Gerontology to the major program of study.
  • A bachelor's degree in any major (may be taken concurrently)
  •  A minimum GPA of 2.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of  .

Funding

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