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Certificates of Study

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Leadership in Aging Services

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students for leadership positions within the senior housing and health care industry, including long-term care administration. The required courses cover content related to laws and regulations pertaining to long-term care, the aging process and administrative and financial aspects of operations. For students with a bachelor's degree, satisfactory completion of this certificate meets course work requirements for an Illinois license in Nursing Home Administration and to sit for the licensing examination.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Gerontology

This certificate is open to any NIU graduate student or graduate student-at-large in good academic standing in the university. A student wishing to pursue this certificate must apply to the gerontology program.

Students must:

  • Meet a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all certificate courses
  • Complete all certificate course work within six calendar years

Certificate of Graduate Study in Leadership in Aging Services

This certificate is open to any NIU graduate student or graduate student-at-large in good academic standing in the university. A student wishing to pursue this certificate must apply to the gerontology program.

Students must:

  • Meet a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all certificate courses
  • Complete all certificate course work within six calendar years