University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Division of Continuing Studies Distance and Evening Programs

Gerontology, Interior Design (Certificate) (Omaha Program)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Gerontology, Interior Design Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

As the demographics of the United States, and the world, increasingly shift toward an older population, a need to understand implications of the built environment on the quality of life of older individuals exists.

The aging population represents a rapid increase in the number of people 65 years of age and older from 39.6 million in 2009 to 72.1 million in 2030 (based on data from the US Administration on Aging (2010).) This focus has brought an increased awareness on the impact the built environment has on individuals and their health.

This combination of gerontology and interior design provides a specialized area of focus that complements a broader graduate degree or offers a mid-career professional a more focused understanding of the relationship between the design of an environment and its aging occupants.

Who should consider this program?

    M.A. students in gerontology

    M.S. students in interior design and architecture

    Professionals desiring additional credentials or certification, such as:

        senior housing professionals



        interior designers


        government services administrators

        hospital and nursing administrators

        health care workers

        code officials


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 18

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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