Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed for individuals who are passionate about the older population and the care they receive as they age. Coursework covers topics such as Health Care and Aging, Programs and Services for Older Adults, and Sociology of Adult Development and Aging.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

    • Completed online application to graduate school
    • Application fee
    • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian) 
    • Resume 
    • Writing sample describing the applicant's relevant academic, work, or volunteer experience, and the applicant's reason for applying to the program 

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.

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