Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services
Description and Outcomes
The Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services is designed for individuals who wish to enter the field of gerontology with a basic foundation centered on working with the older adult population. Earning this certificate can help you secure your first position or assist with a potential promotion in the field. The curriculum will introduce and enhance basic skills as well as focus on some of the specific knowledge required of a human services professional who has a goal of working in elder care services.
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate program may be transferable to certain Purdue Global degree programs.
The Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services program consists of a minimum of 43 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate.
- Examine the impact aging has on society.
- Evaluate psychological theories to aid in developing ethical interventions.
- Assess client needs to determine appropriate interventions and/or services.
If you enroll in the Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services, you will have all course-level prerequisites waived.
Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams
Certain state certification and licensure boards have specific educational requirements for programs to lead to a license or nongovernmental certification that is a precondition for employment in a recognized occupation.
Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's programs are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. If certain licensed occupations, vocations, or professions are not explicitly listed, Purdue Global has not made a determination with respect to the licensure or certification requirements of those occupations, vocations, or professions. Licensure-track programs may limit enrollment to students in certain states; please see Purdue Global’s Program Availability Information to determine enrollment eligibility.
You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your program. You are not automatically certified in any way upon program completion. Although certain programs are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, meeting other certification requirements, or the program or the University itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure.
The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.
|CM107||🌐 College Composition I||5|
|HN115||Human Services Program and Profession||5|
|HN205||Applied Skills for Human Services||5|
|HN220||Prevention and Crisis Intervention||5|
|HN330||Case Management in Human Services||6|
|HN360||The Aging Population and Society||6|
|HN365||Psychology of Aging||6|
|Total Major Requirements||43|