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Gerontology Certificate

The graduate certificate in Gerontology is designed to prepare you for the broad field of aging services. Advances in medicine have prolonged the lives of older populations, and the need for healthcare professionals in Gerontology is rapidly growing. We will give you the knowledge to effectively and realistically deal with aging patients and others. If you desire a formal education to advance or pursue a career in Gerontology, we can put you on the pathway to success in the profession.  

All applicants must apply through HAMPCAS, a centralized application system.  The Armstrong Graduate Studies application is not used.  Please ignore link below.


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.