Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
Appalachian State University

Program Details

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.


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
  • 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 Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges