As the number of Americans over the age of 65 grows, the opportunities for careers in fields related to aging also continue to grow. A background in gerontology will be a valuable asset whether your field is pharmacy, nursing, fitness, nutrition, finance, or a host of other disciplines related to aging populations.
The Certificate requires 10 credit hours. Here is a partial list of the courses you can choose to complete your Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
For a full list of courses, see Course Guide.
By enrolling in this program, you will receive several benefits: increased gerontology expertise, participation in our professional and student organizations, the "Aging Exchange" newsletter of the Gerontology Program, and opportunities to participate in university and national gerontology conferences and seminars.
You are eligible to enroll if you have a Bachelor's degree in any field of study and are interested in studying aging. The Certificate is designed for non-degree seeking students who would like to learn more about the aging process or who work with older adults. Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree should enroll in the gerontology minor or dual-title PhD.
For more information about admissions procedures for non-degree seeking students, consult Purdue University Graduate School Admissions at http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu
For more information about the Gerontology Graduate Certificate or graduate minor, email: calc |at| purdue.edu
Center on Aging and the Life Course
Bill and Sally Hanley Hall
1202 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055
calc |at| purdue.edu
We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to study in Gerontology. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission. This certificate is designed for practitioners who are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program.