Gerontology is the study of aging, a normal process in the human life-span. The rapid development of and expansion Of Programs and services for elderly persons in America, and the anticipated increase in the number of persons living to old age have escalated the demand for professionals trained to work in the field of aging. The Gerontology program prepares graduates for positions in agencies and institutions which administer health and community-based services for the aged, Career opportunities exist in nursing homes, hospitals, senior centers, area agencies on aging, nutrition programs, rehabilitation centers, social welfare agencies and other programs. The Gerontology certificate also enhances the knowledge and skills of individuals currently involved in the provisions of services. A certificate in Gerontology requires 15 credits.