Course work in this interdisciplinary program is carefully integrated in an effort to add richness, depth and balance to a student's background. The certificate may be earned independently or as a specialization to another graduate degree program. It is a nationally recognized credential in the field of gerontology education.
Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
The interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in the Study of Aging is offered through the Pruett Gerontology Center within the College of Education and Human Services. The certificate is an 18-hour non-thesis program. A certificate in gerontology is also available on the undergraduate level.
Since 1986, the Pruett Gerontology Center has worked to develop a curriculum in the study of aging to respond to church and community service needs of individuals and organizations. The center sponsors numerous workshops and conferences that address needs and issues in aging being faced by churches, families and communities.