Center for Gerontology

Gerontology Certificate

What is the Gerontology Certificate?

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is a university-approved program of advanced study offered by the Center for Gerontology. The required minimum of 9 credits focus on three core gerontology competency domains, namely aging processes and outcomes related to (1) biological changes and health, (2) dimensions of psychological functioning, and (3) contemporary social and societal issues. The goal of the curriculum is to offer learning experiences consistent with the recommendations of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The Center for Gerontology is designated a Collaborating Centre by the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), signifying that the Center meets IAGG criteria for excellence, including being a sustainable university-level research center, offering a gerontology training program, engaging in research resulting in peer-reviewed publications, and having multiple research affiliates.