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Gerontology Graduate certificate Program

Gerontology CertificateAn Online Gerontology Graduate Certificate – Specialize in Care & Advocacy for Older Adults

The Gerontology Graduate Certificate program approaches aging from a variety of perspectives, enabling you to expand your knowledge about programs and services for older adults; provide direct care; advocate for elders; and advise older persons and their families.

Course topics include health and psychosocial aspects of aging, community resources and social policy. This is not a profession-specific certificate and does not require a comprehensive exam. It is designed for individuals who:

  • Have a bachelor's degree in any discipline plus experience in a human service related occupation; or
  • Hold or are pursuing a master's degree or professional designation (e.g. RN, MSW) in a different discipline.

Career Opportunities

The Online Gerontology Graduate Certificate is designed to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to pursue a wide variety of growing-demand positions with older adults. You can prepare for work in assisted living centers, senior centers, community agencies, and businesses that work with or employ older adults.

More Resources

We also encourage you to visit the Gerontology Department page for this program. From there you can also learn more about the on-campus Master of Arts program.

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2-4 terms
$565/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Susan Collins, PhD

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