The Gerontology Program prepares individuals to understand the aging process and issues related to an aging society. Graduates of our programs are prepared to apply research and theory to address the needs of older adults and equipped to be leaders in the aging services and beyond.
The mission of the Graduate Programs in Gerontology is to prepare students to apply gerontological knowledge that enriches and improves the lives of diverse older adults through inclusive, evidence-based practice.
The fully online post-baccalaureate certificate (P.B.C.) in Gerontology equips students with the knowledge and skills to work with the growing population of older adults in the 21st century. The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who would like to increase or formalize their knowledge related to aging. The certificate is ideal for individuals who aspire to become gerontological specialists within their primary field such as social workers, health educators, recreational therapists, personal trainers, and more. The P.B.C. is available to:
After graduation, students can expect to find career opportunities in the following:
Additional admission requirements include:
Degree Type: Graduate Certificate
College/School: School of Health and Human Sciences
Program Type: Graduate Certificate
Class Type: Online
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Dr. Elise Eifert
Graduate, Gerontology Program Coordinator