Gerontology is the multidisciplinary study of the aging processes and individuals as they grow from middle age through later life.Some gerontologists work directly with older persons in a wide variety of programs and services in the community. Others work on behalf of older persons in areas such as advocacy and teaching about aging. 

Some use the certificate for continuing education credits or a career ladder opportunity. A graduate certificate can also be used to supplement a master's degree in another field.


Required Courses
HDFS 721Contemporary Perspectives on Adult Development and Aging3
HDFS 723Foundations in Integrative Aging Studies3
Elective Courses- Select 26
Physical Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Active Aging
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Environments for Aging
Applied Research Methods and Evaluation of Aging Programs
Socioemotional and Cognitive Well-being throughout Adulthood
Family Relationships and Aging
Aging Policy and Advocacy
Implementation of Community Programs for Older Adults
Graduate Seminar (*)
Total Credits12