Educational Programs

The Center on Aging enjoys the active participation of many faculty from colleges and schools across the University, including the Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the School of Social Work, the College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

This is a graduate-level program designed for working professionals who hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

The minor is open to all graduate and professional students and has been pursued by students in many fields of study.

Completing the gerontology minor or the certificate will give you an edge in the job market. Virtually every career field, public or private sector, will need workers with specific training in gerontology and aging. Aging-related career resources

Find relevant, current information on topics relevant to professionals, educators, and students who serve older adults.

2017 Academic Courses

All courses listed below can be used to fulfill the requirements of the gerontology minor and the Certificate in Aging Studies.

Spring 2017:

  • Gerontology 5110: Biology of Aging, 3 credits
  • Gerontology 5103: Aging and Society, 2 credits

Summer 2017:

  • Public Health 6904: Nutrition and Aging (online), 2 credits

Fall 2017:

  • Gerontology 5105: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Aging, 3 credits
  • Gerontology 8201: Application of Proteomics to Aging, 1 credit

Students Interested in Aging Studies

The Students Interested in Aging Studies group presents two to three aging-related events per semester. Past events include films, research presentations, and the annual Careers in Aging Week.

To stay informed about upcoming events, send us an email at with "student events" in the subject line.


There are a number of scholarship opportunities designated for students in aging-related fields.

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