Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
Pacific University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed for healthcare professionals and fosters and facilitates transdisciplinary education that enhances the quality of life for older adults.  The curriculum emphasizes the science of aging and the experience of aging as students become ethical, visionary leaders who want to advance their knowledge and skills to improve societal health and well-being in the aging population.  Coursework focuses on health and aging, elder rights and health disparity in aging, and creating change in the healthcare environment by developing, leading, and managing innovative programs to better serve older adults.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently providing care to older adults or have an established connection with a community partner that provides services to older adults

School Accreditation Statement

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities