Graduate Certificate Gerontology and Health

Graduate Certificate Gerontology and Health

Jump Start Your Career

Our certificate programs are designed for busy people with limited time. If your professional goals include career advancement in public health and expanding your professional network, we encourage you to apply. The programs accommodate a wide range of academic backgrounds and career experience.

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Schedule of online courses for the certificate program (select 3 courses and one practicum)

Program of Study

  • The graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Health will provide graduate students, individual practitioners, and professionals working with older adults a substantive foundation in gerontology coursework at the graduate level and opportunity to apply knowledge and advance careers through a practicum experience.
  • The Certificate is 12 credit hours which includes the 3 credit practicum. All of the coursework and the practicum can be completed online or on campus.
  • The courses cover the social, cultural, biological and psychological aspects of gerontology. 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.


Before the beginning of the practicum, MyPublicHealthDirect students connect with the practicum supervisor Dr. Lesa Huber, to identify practicum opportunities. During the practicum, students record progress toward agreed upon objectives and deliverables. Suggestions for practicum objectives might be an internship to explore a new position or accomplishing a task in a current position. Deliverables include but are not limited to an academic paper, a work-related project, or a business plan for a new venture.


For more information about this program, please contact: 

School of Public Health Office  of Online Education  
(812) 855 -6812

Do you have any questions about our graduate programs? Schedule a call with our Program Director.