Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of aging as a social, behavioral, and biological science, including the physical change and psychosocial aspects of aging. The reality of our aging society is resulting in a demand for professionals with knowledge and expertise in aging. There are many diverse opportunities for a career in the field of aging.
The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health provides graduate students, individual practitioners, and professionals working with the elderly a substantive foundation in gerontology coursework at the graduate level, and opportunity to apply knowledge through a practicum experience.
As a student in the program, you explore coursework in the social, cultural, biological, and psychological aspects of aging, utilizing case studies from current practitioners. You also explore current issues in pharmacology, the family, exercise physiology, and the diversity of the older adult population.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health prepares you for such careers as:
- Aging consultant
- Aging advocate
- Personal care aide
- Family support worker
- Home-based assistant
- Elderly services program coordinator
- Community health worker
- Social services specialist
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health, you must complete 12 credit hours.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Gerontology and health core courses (3 credit hours)
- Gerontology and health elective courses (6 credit hours)
- Practicum in gerontology (3 credit hours)
Cost for Indiana Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $450.82
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1352.46
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $540.98
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1622.94
Additional fees will apply.
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