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College of Management

Advanced Certificate Program in Gerontology

The increase in the older person population had created a need for professionals who can guide individuals, families, communities and institutions in dealing with the special needs of the elderly.  With formal courses, lectures and case studies, the Department of Health Care and Public Administration offers instruction on an advanced level.  Upon completion of this program, Long Island University confers a graduate Advanced Certificate in Gerontology.

The Gerontology Certificate requires successful completion of five courses.  A matriculated M.P.A. student who pursues this certificate may transfer up to three courses from his or her M.P.A. curriculum.

Candidates for the Advanced Certificate Program in Gerontology must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, and have an acceptable record in undergraduate and other studies as reflected on official transcripts.  Each candidate must also meet admission criteria established for the M.P.A. degree program. 

Plan of Study

Required Courses (3 credits)
HAD 710 Gerontology; Process of Aging

Electives (12 credits)
Select (4) of the following:
HAD/NRS 500 Nursing and the Aging health
HSN 501 Principles of Nutritional Science
*HAD 602 Human Resource Administration in the Health Sector
*HAD 603 Foundation of Budgeting and Finance in Health Administration
*HAD 709 Legal Aspects
*HAD 711 Long Term Care
HAD 712 The Management of Senior Community Programs
HAD 716 Interdisciplinary Assessment
HAD 717 Entrepreneurship in Gerontology
HAD 728 Financial Estate and Retirement Planning
HAD 729 Bereavement: Psychological, Cultural, and Institutional Perspectives

This is an educational requirement for the New York Nursing Home Administrator's Licensing Examination.

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