Career Opportunity

There are more than 25 million people who are age 65 and over in the United States. This is approximately 11 percent of the total American population. By the year 2030, this number is projected at 51 million, or 20 percent of the total population. For many industries, especially in the health sciences, these are the future customers, patients and clients.


The certificate program will prepare students in different areas:

  • Increases marketability and career growth potential

  • Builds skills and competencies

  • Improves students’ interdisciplinary perspective on aging

  • Creates a network with other gerontology professionals for sharing expertise

  • Fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals