Graduate Gerontology Certificate


The multidisciplinary graduate certificate in gerontology addresses the educational needs of those who work with the aging or elderly population and is appropriate for students in a wide variety of disciplines including health, business and social work.

The Graduate Gerontology Certificate Program allows students in any graduate program with Ohio University to gain knowledge and skills related to working with the elderly. It also is open to working professionals with a bachelor's or advanced degree even if they are not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program. It is appropriate for students planning to continue doctoral preparation in gerontology or related areas.


  • Minimum of 15 credit hours from a selection of approved elective courses
  • Practicum approved by the department