Gerontology Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare you for the broad field of aging services. If you desire a formal education to advance your career, then pursuing this certificate will put you on the fast track to your professional goals. Our certificate program is linked to the Georgia Geriatric Center, a consortium composed of Armstrong, the University of Georgia and Mercer Medical College.

Industry Highlights

Job growth in employment of home health aides is projected to grow 50% over the period of 2008-2018

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retirement Communities
  • Senior Centers
  • Hospice Services
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

Armstrong Edge

Current students take advantage of small class sizes, personalized plans of study and experienced faculty to complete their program.


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Read More Nandi Marshall Appointed to American Public Health Association Science

(June 20, 2015) — Dr. Nandi A. Marshall, assistant professor of health sciences at Armstrong State University, has been appointed to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Science Board.

Read More Two New Nursing Programs Launched

(Dec. 20, 2014) — In response to a growing demand for nursing professionals, the College of Health Professions at Armstrong State University—the number one producer of undergraduate health professionals in the University System of Georgia since 2007—has launched two new nursing programs that will help remedy the projected shortage of nurses statewide.

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