Gerontology Certificate

Assistant to the aging

A certificate in gerontology is a great addition to your major. In our aging society, social workers with a focus in gerontology are highly desirable within the industry. If you are interested in the improved care and quality of life for older adults, this is the certificate program for you! You will examine the psychological, social, and health aspects associated with aging. You will also enhance your understanding of how to effectively work with older adults in various settings such as hospitals, senior centers, or long-term care facilities. See what a certificate in gerontology entails.

Certificate Requirements

12 Credits required

You must already be a student within the College of Education and Human Sciences in order to be eligible for this certificate program. All credits completed within the certificate program with a grade level of C or above.

For more information check out the course catalog.

Course options

  • Aging and aged (required)
  • Human nutrition
  • Communication changes and disorders of the older adult
  • Death and bereavement
  • Psychology of adulthood and aging
  • Social gerontology
  • Health economics
  • Multidisciplinary perspectives on aging
  • Overview of the U.S. health care system
  • Wellness: Food for fitness
  • Navigating health care
  • Body, mind, spirit wellness
  • Ethics of health care
  • Human development
  • Psychology of religion
  • Sociology of family


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