Curriculum | Gerontology

The Gerontology Program is designed to provide working professionals and other health professions students an opportunity to receive their certificate in gerontology simultaneously in an online environment.

  • Students take six courses for a total of 15 credits
  • Curriculum culminates in a final capstone project that optimizes care and/or care environments for older adults
  • Courses build upon each other, thus students are expected to complete the curriculum in sequence
  • All courses are completed online, with no residential requirements
  • Class size limited to 20 students

2020-2021 Gerontology Academic Schedule

Gerontology Certificate

Fall Semester


Course Title

Aug - Oct

GERO-502: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Aging Research (2cr)

Oct - Dec

GERO-550: Aging Brain and Body (3cr)

Spring Semester


Course Title

Jan - Mar

GERO-535: Health Literacy and Communication (2cr)

Mar - May

GERO-575: Dementia and Memory* (3cr)

*Some courses may be longer to accommodate Spring and Thanksgiving breaks.

Summer Semester


Course Title

May - June

GERO-625: Health Disparity in Aging (3cr)

June - Aug

GERO-650: Capstone Course: Creating Change (2cr)