GERONTOLOGY (GE12) Not accepting new students effective Summer 2017

The Gerontology Diploma program provides instruction to prepare students for entry-level careers in health service environments associated with the aging population. This program provides an overview of the aging process and problems associated with normal growth and development, with an emphasis on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that meet the needs of older adults. The required practicum will allow students to gain hands-on experience needed to work with the aging population.

Diploma Program
Program Length 51 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; Minimum age: 16
Entrance Date Every Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Gerontology Diploma Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 8
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
  Choose one (1) of the following English courses:
ENGL 1010

ENGL 1101
Fundamentals of English I
Composition and Rhetoric

Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics
  Choose one (1) of the following Mathematics courses:
MATH 1012

MATH 1103

MATH 1101

MATH 1111
Foundations of Mathematics
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Mathematical Modeling
College Algebra



  Choose one of the following courses:
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
Occupational Courses 43
ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of the Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Healthcare 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
GERT 1000 Understanding the Geronotological Client 2
GERT 1010 Aging Services Environment 2
GERT 1020 Behavioral Aspects of Aging 2
GERT 1030 Gerontological Nutrition 1
GERT 1040 Healthy Aging 2
GERT 1050 Principles of Home Health Care 3
GERT 1060 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 3
GERT 1070 Legal and Ethics Aspects of Aging 3
GERT 1080 Death and Dying 2
GERT 2000 Gerontology Practicum I 5
GERT 2010 Gerontology Practicum II 5
  Total Hours 51