Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

Gerontology, UC


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Program Description


The Springfield College Gerontology Certificate Program will offer an interdisciplinary curriculum through which students will be exposed to the science of aging, the experience of health and aging, the political and economic arenas of aging, work-life issues, end-of-life decisions, and family caregiving. The curriculum will also include community experience where students must apply course knowledge in a community setting serving older adults. This can be gained through internships, practica, clinical rotations, fieldwork, and service-learning courses. Students may tailor their experiences to meet their career goals, with the approval of the Gerontology Certificate Program Coordinator. The program is designed to provide students with a holistic approach to the assessment of older adults’ well-being, which aligns with the mission of Springfield College. 

Program Highlights


Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Required Credits: 16

School: School of Health Sciences

Department: Public Health and Health Professions

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information: https://springfield.edu/gerontology

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview


The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

I. Certificate Requirements (16 credits)


Students can select 4 credits of HSCI 330 - Community Experience in Gerontology  and 9 credits of selectives OR 7 credits of HSCI 330 - Community Experience in Gerontology  and 6 credits of selectives

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