Certificate in Aging Studies for Health Professionals

About the Program

An undergraduate certificate in aging studies for health professionals (UGC-AGE) allows students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of aging, to better serve an aging population they frequently encounter. The UGC-AGE introduces students to the field of aging and prepares them in the psychological, biological, and sociological aspects of aging. Students then have an opportunity to focus on content specific to diversity and aging or community resources and aging network for their final credit hours.

The UGC-AGE can be completed 100 percent online. Students who complete this certificate and then wish to complete the Bachelor of Science in health management, concentration in aging studies will have already earned credit hours that can be applied toward the degree. 

The curriculum can be completed within one academic year with entry to the program allowed in fall, spring or summer semesters, and may be pursued concurrently with undergraduate degrees such as exercise science, psychology, sociology, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions. The certificate may also be completed by a nondegree seeking undergraduate who is a working professional in a field that would benefit from further study of the aging population. Additionally, the UGC-AGE provides quality distance education, enabling students to earn their certificate from anywhere in the state or country.