Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
School of Adult and Graduate Education
Social Work Major
Maynard L. Cressman, M.S.W.
Associate Professor/ Director, Social Work
610-606-4666 Ext. 3502
Gerontology and Global Social Justice
Suzanne Weaver, M.S.W., L.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3500
Kathleen Boland, Ph.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W., A.C.S.W.
610-606-4666 Ext. 3499
Students who have completed this certificate may apply their skills in professional positions such as administrators and medical staff in:
Home health care agencies
Alzheimer’s specialty units
Elderly high-rise buildings
Adult daycare centers
Assisted living facilities
Mental health centers
The Area Office of Aging
For students with a special interest in serving the needs of older adults, Cedar Crest College offers a 17-credit interdisciplinary certificate in gerontology. This certificate will be of interest to people who are pursuing careers in nursing, psychology, pastoral care, social work, nutrition, and business. The program is designed to provide valuable insight and skills for students who are seeking a career focusing on gerontology, as well as for those who are already working in this field. This certificate program combines classroom content with practical experience.
The certificate program in gerontology is based on a broad multidisciplinary core of knowledge that encompasses several areas of study. As a student in this program, you will learn:
Upon completion of four core courses, you will apply your knowledge through supervised field practice in selected agencies and facilities providing services to the elderly. You will also take a final seminar class, along with the field experience, to integrate theory and practice.