Launch or advance your career in the gerontology field, and gain a basic foundation centered on working with the older adult population. Complete the certificate’s eight courses 100% online, on your schedule.
- Program Highlights: Study topics such as prevention, crisis intervention, case management, the aging population and society, and the psychology of aging.
- Career Opportunities: Social and human services assistant or social and community service manager in a wide range of settings such as government, nonprofit, state, or private sector organizations
- Foundation for a Degree: Get a head start on your associate’s or bachelor’s. You can transfer the courses from your certificate into a Purdue Global undergraduate degree.*
Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. This program was not designed to lead to certification or licensure as a social worker or counselor in any specific state, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
* The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs. Speak to an Advisor about transfer credit opportunities and see the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score