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