University of Saint Joseph

School of Health And Natural Sciences







Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Online

Program Description:

Demographics continue to drive the study of aging. It is estimated that by 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be over the age of 65 (approximately 70 million persons). Currently, the fastest growing segment in the United States is over 85 years of age. This program promotes the understanding of the nature of aging, socially constructed definitions of aging, public policy, systems and networks for promoting human development. This 12-credit certificate is designed for working professionals interested in increasing their knowledge about adulthood and aging. The certificate program is presented in two, 7.5-week online course modules per semester. Our curriculum promotes understanding of lifelong growth and emphasizes a strengths-based, interdisciplinary approach to knowing and serving elders and their families. Learn about current issues in the field of gerontology and how to effectively navigate elder care systems and networks.


University of Saint Joseph is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City