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.


Read More Armstrong State University Introduces New Semester Abroad Program in Siena, Italy

(October 24, 2016) – Beginning in the spring semester 2017, Armstrong State University will offer a new semester abroad program in Siena, Italy. Students will take classes via Armstrong’s long-time partner, the Dante Alighieri Institute. The 12-week program, which runs from January 22 through April 14, 2017, is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a full roster of semester credits.

Read More College of Education Alumni Honored as 2017 Teachers of the Year

(April 4, 2016) – At a special Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools gala, 28 of Armstrong's College of Education alumni were honored as school-level Teachers of the Year. Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education President Jolene Byrne told attendees that this honor is given in recognition and appreciation of the teachers' service to students and families.

Read More Start Strong, Start Now Registration Event

(February 11, 2016) - Armstrong will host a one-day Start Strong, Start Now registration event for the Spring 2016 mini-mester on Friday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Victor Hall, located on Armstrong's main campus at 11935 Abercorn St. This event helps new students apply, get admitted and sign up for classes.

Read More Georgia Game Changers Injury Screens

(December 18, 2015) - First year students in our DPT program conducted screenings at Georgia Game Changers. The students performed Functional Movement Screens (FMS) and Y-Balance tests on approximately (50) participants. Participants included recreational runners, high school track runners, and the general public. These screenings provided the students with an opportunity to provide a community service and practice new skills.

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