Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in gerontology at Pacific University.

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology addresses a growing demand for trained healthcare professionals who are prepared to take leadership roles in developing and implementing programs to support healthy aging. We offer students a dedicated gerontology faculty committed to small class sizes and individual student success. Our intensive interdisciplinary approach inspires innovation in learning and practice.

I invite you to learn more about our program, and I am happy to answer your questions. 

Contact Us

Amber McIlwain, MS | Director, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology | Assistant Professor, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership
503-352-2631 | amcilwain@pacificu.edu | ITF 122