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General Information

Contact Gerontology  


Graduate Social Work Dept. 
Reynolds Hall, Room 107 
650 Reynolds Alley 
West Chester, PA 19383

Angela Lavery 
Phone: 610-738-0341 





General Information

The Graduate Certificate is an ideal program for professionals seeking training in the field of gerontology. The 12-credit interdisciplinary curriculum includes courses taught by expert faculty from social work, nursing, health, nutrition, kinesiology and other fields. Faculty research interests in gerontology include: end of life care, dementia care, caregiver burden, housing, health equity and disparity, resilience, elder abuse and depression in older adults.

West Chester University is a member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE is the only national membership association with the primary purpose being the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics as a field of study in institutions of higher education.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.


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