Certificate in Aging Studies for Health Professionals

A graduate certificate in aging studies for health professionals (GCAGE) allows graduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge of the fundamental concepts of aging, to better serve an aging population they frequently encounter. Curriculum immerses students in the psychological, sociological and biological perspectives of an aging society, health communication, and managing family care. Students then choose to focus in community resources and the aging network or the Medicare system.

The GCAGE can be completed 100 percent online. All credit hours are transferable to the Master of Arts in Aging Studies program. The certificate may also be pursued concurrently with a graduate degree program such as the Master of Social Work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions. The GCAGE provides quality distance education, enabling students to earn their graduate certificate from anywhere in the state or country.