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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 04, 2021
 
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Gerontology Certificate


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The gerontology certificate enhances MSW students’ understanding of the aging process and provides students with relevant skills to practice with and/or on behalf of the elderly. Knowing how to work with the elderly as a social work professional offers many opportunities at a time when this population is steadily increasing. A background in gerontology provides students with the tools to enter an occupation field with an expected growth rate of 22 percent over the next 10 years.

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