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Geriatric Care Manager

Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate

The graduate Geriatric Care Management certificate program will enable students to gain the knowledge and professional skills needed to establish a geriatric care management practice committed to assuring the provision of quality care and to maintaining the best possible quality of life for the elderly. Participants will learn to professionally assess, coordinate, and monitor the health and human services needs of elderly clients and their families, and to understand the impact of the aging process on the individual, the family, the community, and the health care delivery system.

Misericordia’s values of mercy, service, justice and hospitality will be embedded throughout the curriculum. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide leadership to communities in this currently evolving field of practice. The curriculum will work to assure that graduates deliver their professional services in an ethical manner and with respect for cultural and other diversities in the aging population.

Courses for the Geriatric Care Management certificate program are offered in both an online and weekend format.

Program Highlights

  • A graduate level program leading to a professional certificate
  • Perfect for college graduates and/or licensed professionals who are looking to enhance their careers and provide service to the growing aging population
  • Professionals who should consider enrolling: Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Psychologists
  • Financial aid options available
  • This program is designed to be completed in a 12-18 month period, part time


The certificate consists of six, three-credit graduate (GCM) courses.

GCM 500 &501 are required courses 1 credit each
GCM 500 Geriatric Care Manager I 1 credit
GCM 501 Geriatric Care Manager II 3 credits


Select four courses from the following:  
GCM 505 Physical Aspects of Aging  
GCM 510 Dementia  
GCM 515 Geriatric Assessment  
GCM 520 Ethics of Aging  
GCM 590 Geriatric Care Manger Seminar  
Each course is worth a total of 3 credits, totaling 18 credits.  

For more information on the Geriatric Care Manager Certificate program or other programs, please contact Dave by calling 570-674-8183 or