The certificate consists of 12 credit hours, and includes a 3 credit practicum. Students do not need to be in residence in Bloomington to complete any part of the certificate. All coursework and the practicum can be completed online or on campus. The courses address the social, cultural, biological and psychological aspects of aging. Current issues in pharmacology, the family, exercise physiology, and the diversity of the older adult population are featured. The interactive, multimedia courses use case studies from current practitioners.