Our Mission

The Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology for the Healthcare Professional has a primary mission to foster and facilitate transdisciplinary education that enhances the quality of life of older adults. In support of this mission, the Certificate Program focuses primarily on health and aging; elder rights and health disparity in aging; and creating change in the healthcare environment by developing, leading and managing innovative programs to better serve older adults.

The Certificate reflects the mission of the College of Health Professions and Pacific University because students are prepared to provide compassionate delivery of exemplary healthcare for a diverse aging population in a changing healthcare environment.