What You’ll Learn
Not only are there unprecedented numbers of older adults, this demographic is also living longer than ever before.
Organizations need professionals with knowledge and experience to meet the needs of this growing population. The Advanced Certificate in Aging Studies provides you with a graduate-level interprofessional foundation of knowledge, experience, and perspectives on aging.
Aging impacts all aspects of life and society. Engage both inside and outside the classroom with faculty experts in kinesiology, nursing, psychology, public administration, recreation and leisure, and social work Many of our courses can be taken online.
Our curriculum is designed for graduate students seeking a specialization in aging and for those currently working with older adults who want additional academic credentials for career advancement.
Students have the opportunity to create their own aging field experience under the guidance of a faculty member.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Projections indicate that by 2030, the number of older adults will nearly double to 72 million, or more than 20% of the total population (U.S. Census, 2014).
Due to the exponential growth of the aging population, there is significant demand in all service-providing industries including health care, housing, financial/legal services, advertising, fitness/wellness, and many other industries.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
- Fall Semester: March 15
- Spring Semester: October 15
- Summer Semester: March 15
Students who pursue this certificate concurrently with a graduate degree program at The College should consult with the coordinator of the certificate and their advisor to determine how credit earned for the certificate might be used toward their chosen degree
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Our students learn within the classroom, but also in the community by creating their own field experience or research project.
Our certificate program allows you to create individualized experiences under the direction of a faculty member.
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