La Salle University’s Gerontology (GERO) Certificate program prepares registered nurses and other health-care professionals for informed comprehensive care of elders via didactic and clinical instruction in the social, interpersonal, psychological, physical, physiological, spiritual, and functional issues of aging. This 10-credit certificate program is open to applicants of all care-giving professions and occupations. Students who complete the program will be able to apply gerontology research and expert practice knowledge to the care of the elderly.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a pathway to become a Registered Dietitian after earning a non-dietetics undergraduate degree. A student who completes all courses required for the Dietetics major through La Salle’s accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition can prepare for the Registered Dietitian credential without completing an entire second degree.
This program affords students an opportunity to change career paths and enter the health professions. It is designed to support students through the process of preparing for and applying to health professional schools. The Premedical Certificate program not only provides students with the necessary prerequisites, but it also offers them the same advisement and support that traditional four-year students receive.
The Pre-Speech-Language Pathology (PreSLP) program is designed for post-baccalaureate students who do not have the necessary background in communication sciences and disorders but want to apply to a graduate speech program. The program allows those students to pursue the needed prerequisites for a Master of Science in speech-language pathology. The 10 courses in the program are offered entirely online for the convenience of busy students. Upon completing the PreSLP program, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
The School Nurse Certificate program enables registered nurses who have earned baccalaureate degrees in nursing to prepare for and receive initial certification as school nurses. The program consists of five courses and can be completed in an academic year. Upon completion, nurses will be prepared to serve children from infancy to 21 years of age in school settings. The specific programmatic focus is on the needs of school-aged children and adolescents.