• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit


Undergraduate Certificate

Courses for this certificate program are offered entirely online.

Aging is a process marked by both physical and psychosocial changes. The Certificate in Gerontology program examines this process, and looks at both health and disability among the elderly.

As a student in the program, you complete 18 credit hours of course work, studying topics such as nutrition and exercise, aging and the older person, programs for older adults, and the psychosocial aspects of aging. You participate in a service-learning experience in an agency on aging or in a long-term care facility.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will have the information you need for employment in adult healthcare facilities.


  • SHRS-W 350Survey of Programs for Older Adults3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 370Psychosocial Aspects of Aging3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 375Physical Change & Aging3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 450Seminar in Gerontology3 Credits
  • SHRS-N 265Nutrition and Exercise3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 220Aging and the Older Person3 Credits
  • SHRS-W 410Service Learning in Geriatric 3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74

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    With more than 115 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

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    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.