Dr. Janet Buelow
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
University Hall 154 E
Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences Gerontology Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed for individuals who work in, or who want to work in the broad field of aging services. Candidates might already be working in this field and might need formal education to advance their careers, but don't necessarily need to earn a master's degree. The certificate program is linked to the Georgia Geriatric Center, a consortium composed of Armstrong, University of Georgia and Mercer Medical College.

Career Opportunities

Due to advances in medicine and lifestyle changes, our older populations are living longer and more productive lives. A Certificate in Gerontology positions you professionally to work within one of the most rapidly growing healthcare fields in the nation. It also gives you the knowledge and skills to deal realistically and effectively with your own aging and the aging of your friends and family. Those holding certificates in gerontology find careers in public health, hospitals, and long- and short-term care facilities.

Program Features

Armstrong health science students take advantage of small class sizes, personalized plans of study, accessible professors, and an instructional staff with years of experience in the health sciences. Many students find the location of Armstrong close to countless health service organizations in the Savannah area that benefit their course of study —particularly as they investigate practicum/internship and thesis opportunities.

Course of Study

The program of study consists of 18 hours with courses in survey of aging, healthy aging, nutrition, psychology of aging, and other electives.