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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Perspectives on Gerontology
- Human Aging
- Culture and Aging
- Internship in Gerontology
- Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
- Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging
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- 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
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National3588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3588 USD per year and a duration of .
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