Geriatric Care Manager Professional Certificate
For information contact James Siberski, MS
The geriatric care manager certificate program enables students to gain the knowledge and professional skills needed to establish a geriatric care management practice committed to assuring the provision of quality care and to maintaining the best possible quality of life for the elderly. Participants will learn to professionally assess, coordinate, and monitor the health and human services needs of elderly clients and their families, and to understand the impact of the aging process on the individual, the family, the community, and the health care delivery system. Misericordia University's values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality are embedded throughout the curriculum. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide leadership to communities in this currently evolving field of practice. The curriculum assures that graduates deliver their professional services in an ethical manner and with respect for cultural and other diversities in the aging population.
A minimum of 15 credits is necessary for the professional certificate and a comprehensive certification test must be passed with a grade of 86% or higher before certification is awarded. Students seeking a professional certificate in geriatric care management must complete an application for admission. The student must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. Completion of Social Gerontology 241 and Alzheimer's Disease 365 or equivalent is required. Experience will be evaluated in order to meet prerequisite course work.
Select three courses from the following: