Gerontology Certificate

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

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 

Gerontology Selections

    Chosen with gerontology advisor’s approval 

TOTAL 

 

3

3

3

 

6

15

 

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

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