Certificate in Gerontology

Approved by the UW School of Social Work 

Certificates » Gerontology
Program Features
  • Online format
  • Applied learning culminating in a capstone project
  • Cohort environment
  • Noncredit or undergraduate credit options available
Who Should Apply
  • Professionals interested in providing services to older adults
  • Individuals interested in starting or transitioning their career
  • Health and human services professionals
  • Individuals wanting a basic knowledge of the aging experience
Gain a framework to better understand the rapidly growing population of older adults. Examine aging from multiple perspectives: the individual, family and society. Develop knowledge that will help you better serve older adults in a variety of contexts, such as housing, recreation, personal care, and health and wellness.
Key Outcome
You will develop the knowledge and skills to help and care for older adults.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2015  Details Details Online 4999 In Development
Autumn 2015 (Credit)  Details Details Online 5252 In Development
Autumn 2014  Details Details Online 4947 Closed
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Gerontology Video

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The Certificate in Gerontology program was a major factor in helping my career transition from the corporate sector to working with aging adults … I believe that the program is an excellent first step for anyone interested in working in the field of aging, regardless of specialty.

Blake Werner, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certificate in Gerontology, 2005