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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
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Applied Gerontology, Graduate, Certificate

The College of Health and Human Services through the Applied Gerontology Institute offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Gerontology designed to prepare professionals to work in the field of aging in a variety of settings, depending on the student’s professional discipline and career goals. Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume leadership positions in the development and delivery of services to the elderly and their families, in the planning and evaluation of services, in the administration of programs, and in the instruction of older adults and service providers. The certificate can be earned concurrently with a graduate degree or earned independently by those students who have completed a bachelor’s or other advanced degree. A total of 24 units is required: 20 units of required courses, that include 4 units of field practicum, and 4 units of elective.

Admission to the program requires a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a G.P.A of 2.75 or above during the last 90 quarter units of their program. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program at CSULA and in good standing (3.0 average on graduate program) will be eligible for admission to the program.

Requirements for the Certificate (24 Units)

U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program: Applied Gerontology
Occupations that this certificate program prepares students to enter:
-Social and Human Service Assistants; SOC Code 21-1093;
-Personal and Home Care Aides; SOC Code 39-9021;
-Home Health Aides; SOC Code 31-1011;
On-time graduation rate for students completing this program:
No completions by non-degree seeking students in 2009-10
Costs of Attendance for the entire normal duration (three quarters, at two courses per quarter) of this certificate program:
Tuition and Fees: $5576
Books and Supplies: $1638
Median loan debt incurred by students who completed this certificate program:
The job placement rate for students completing the program:
Data not available.