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.


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.

Read More New Armstrong Liberty Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held in Hinesville, Ga.

(December 11, 2015) - Armstrong State University and the City of Hinesville hosted a ribbon cutting for the new Armstrong Liberty Center, located in Hinesville, Ga., on Dec. 10. The 21,000-square-foot facility, which will open to students in January, is more than double the size of the previous Liberty Center.

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