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Prospective Student Profile

To determine if the Pacific University Graduate Certificate Program in Gerontology is a good match for you, take a look at the following student profile.  

This program is designed for a student who meets the following criteria.


- Has a license, degree, or is in the process of completing in a discipline such as one of the following (not exhaustive):


- Works directly with older adults (see examples below)

- Is not up to date on research and best practice related to  

  older adults;

- Is looking for a course of study that will be immediately

  applicable, and bring immediate benefits to aging


- Requires necessary continuing education requirements for


- Is seeking promotion;

- Is interested in creating and/or directing programs that

  serve older adults;

- Is looking to become a Gerontologist.