​​​Gerontology​​​​ Minor & Certificate

​Do you love to work with older adults and want make a career out of it? If so, then the University of Findlay’s gerontology certificate program is right for you.


Our Program

The University of Findlay’s gerontology program is available as a certificate or a minor. It focuses on a multi-disciplinary study of aging, which encompasses the biological, psychological, sociological, spiritual and economic aspects of aging.


Our program is ideal for students pursuing a degree in other academic areas who plan to work with older adults. It is designed around the busy schedule of non-traditional students and can be taken as a two-year certificate or program or added as a minor to a bachelor’s degree.


The certificate program is also a great option for professionals who work with older adults and want to enhance their skills and knowledge base. The minimum eligibility requirement for the program is a high school diploma.


In the gerontology program, you will study influences on the quality of life of the elderly as well as physical and psychological aspects of aging. You also will investigate the perceptions about the elderly in various societies and how the experiences of older people differ according to culture, ethnicity, class and gender.

A certificate in gerontology will give you valuable education and insight to best meet the needs of this booming population.