The human services certificate program is designed for individuals who wish to enter or advance in the gerontology field. Elder care career opportunities include working as a social and human services assistant in a variety of organizations including state, government, nonprofit, or private sector organizations.†
Human services assistants, advocates, caseworkers, family support workers, or home-based assistants help provide the following services:
- Identifying and obtaining benefits
- Developing social and community service programs
- Assisting or advising the elderly or their families
Note: This program was not designed to lead to certification or licensure as a social worker or counselor in any specific state, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.