College of Sciences and Health Professions

Certificate Programs

Gerontological Studies

The Gerontological Studies certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed primarily for students planning for a career in the field of aging. The emphasis is upon learning about aging as a basic human experience and as an important aspect of contemporary society.

The School of Health Sciences and the department of  Psychology developed the certificate program and will offer courses listed below regularly to allow students to complete the certificate in a timely manner.


In order to earn a certificate, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours which must include:


The Gerontological Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary program and students from any major can pursue the certificate. Students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Gerontology Studies should seek advising from the School of Health Sciences and complete the required Intent to Complete the Gerontology Studies Certificate Form.

Contact the School of Health Sciences at 216-687-3567 for an appointment.

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