Interdisciplinary Certificate - Gerontology

Contact Information

Charlie D. Pruett, Director
Pruett Gerontology Center
ACU Box 27793

Abilene, Texas 79699-7793
Hardin Administration Building, Room 118


Phone: 325-674-2350
Fax: 325-674-6804
Email: charlie.pruett@gero.acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/gerontology

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered in the Gerontology Program include those with the following designation: GERO.



The Certificate of Studies in Gerontology may be obtained through the Pruett Gerontology Center and the Department of Sociology and Family Studies as a specialization in conjunction with a degree from many other disciplines.

The Master of Science degree in gerontology is available as well as a graduate certificate in gerontology. See the Graduate School section of this catalog.

 

Introduction

Job potential in the rapidly expanding field of gerontology includes the retirement home industry, service to older persons in a church setting, work with public agencies, research opportunities and a host of other positions in the network of professionals serving the older adult.

The undergraduate student, in consultation with the advisor, will design a program of study that will meet the individual student’s need in the area of gerontology.

 

GERONTOLOGY CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE: GERONTOLOGY (GERO)
Obtained through Pruett Gerontology Center and the Department of Sociology and Family Studies in conjunction with a degree from certain other disciplines.
     or
Obtained as an independent credential certification of student’s successful completion of a nationally recognized course of study in aging.
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Gerontology

     GERO 350 Sociology of Aging ...............................................................................

     GERO 352 Adult Development and Aging ...............................................................

     GERO 495 Practicum in Gerontology .....................................................................

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Gerontology Selections
     Chosen with gerontology advisor’s approval ..........................................................6
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................15


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