Message from the Director
Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals. Our program boasts an interdisciplinary reputation as a leader in gerontology education, with particular emphasis on best practice in the services provided to older adults. Whether you work or desire a career in a nonprofit agency, hospital setting, community practice, or out-patient setting, the goal of our program is to prepare you with the best possible education. Towards that end, we offer diverse professional student cohorts from various professions, a comprehensive didactic and discussion curriculum, and assignments that reflect creating change in a work setting. All provided by highly skilled and knowledgeable faculty committed to gerontology education.
Most other gerontology programs consist of existing courses pulled from other majors such as sociology, psychology, biology, and public policy. In contrast, Pacific University’s Gerontology program’s courses are designed solely for this graduate certificate to provide the best-targeted education on aging.
I invite you to learn more about our program and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. I sincerely hope that you consider Pacific University’s Graduate Certificate in Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals.
Linda Hunt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor, School of Occupational Therapy
Director, Gerontology Program
190 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
503 352 7354