Why Choose the Gerontology Certificate?
This certificate is designed to provide health care program students or health care providers with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills that are needed to meet the unique needs of the elderly population.
This certificate provides an additional skill set for individuals who will be working in areas that focus on elder care. These areas include long term care, home care, hospice, public health, retirement villages and adult foster care settings.
To be eligible for the gerontology certificate, you must be a student in the College of Health Professions or a current health care provider. Pre-requisites for each course include: COHP 101 or ENGL 250 or permission of the instructor.
Students must successfully complete all four courses for a total of 12 credits to be awarded the Gerontology Certificate.
Department of Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307