2019-2020 Catalog (Current)


Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Health Professions

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all four courses for a total of 12 credits to be awarded the Gerontology Certificate.

More Information

Department of Health Administration and Health Information
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2261

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Introduction to Gerontology
Hlth & Physical Aspcts - Aging
Health Care for Older Adults
Policies,Issues & Trends-Aging
Total credits required: