Jul 18, 2024  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2023-24 [Archived Catalog]

Graduate Gerontology and Aging Certificate

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Graduate Gerontology and Aging Certificate – CTGEAG

Department of Social and Public Health
Athens Campus (Main Office)
Grover Center W324
Athens, Ohio 45701
Dr. Julie Brown

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Terms of Entry Requiring Program Permission: None

Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking students or non-degree status

Certificate Overview

The multi-disciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology  addresses  the educational needs of graduate students and professionals in a variety of disciplines who work with the aging or elderly population. The certificate allows students in any graduate program within the university to gain knowledge and skills related to working with older adults. The certificate is also available to those who already possess an undergraduate or advanced degree and it is appropriate for students planning to continue doctoral preparation in gerontology or related areas. The typical or expected time to completion is two semesters.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of diverse life course components that shape older adulthood to respective fields of study.
  • Describe how age-related mechanisms influence aspects of health and wellbeing (e.g., physical, mental, emotional, social, and economic) in old age.

Opportunities upon Completion

This certificate is applicable to many career options including business, exercise physiology, family studies, government, health sciences, hearing, speech language sciences, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, sociology, or social work.

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.

International Students

This certificate program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program alone.

Completion Requirements

Complete a total of 9 credit hours from courses in three categories. 

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