Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies
What is a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies?
Today's older Americans are living longer, having lower rates of disability, achieving higher levels of education, end enjoying a higher standard of living than their predecessors. By 2015, individuals over the age of 60 will comprise over 20% of the American population.* In order to prepare a qualified workforce to address the needs of our aging populace, WKU is offering an online Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies.
The knowledge and skills acquired through this certificate program will enable graduates to integrate gerontology into their discipline and to provide services for an older population. Through the use of interdisciplinary curriculum, student will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the field of aging studies.
Students who complete a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies will:
Function effectively in administrative and leadership roles in organizations serving older adults;Apply knowledge of aging policies, programs, and services to advocate effectively on behalf of older adults;Think critically and utilize problem solving skills to address organizational problems;Apply knowledge to recognize and respond to the needs of older adults within the community.