Aging Certificate

Innovations in Aging

Graduate Certificate

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovations in Aging programs, designed for busy students and professionals, are aimed at preparing the next generation of changemakers to meet the local and global needs of this rapidly growing population. Our programs are available domestically and internationally—everywhere you are—from Arizona to countries around the world.  

In this interdisciplinary program, a first-of-its-kind to be developed in collaboration by all five UArizona Health Sciences Colleges, you will gain the foundational knowledge of gerontology, and how to advance change in interprofessional settings. The curriculum challenges students to be self-motivated, culturally competent, independent thinkers who take an ethical, humanistic, and interdisciplinary approach to address the unique needs of the aging population. You’ll learn to apply your learnings in real-world activities, participating in the aging community by building upon prior work and sharing knowledge with your peers.  

You will benefit from innovative learning strategies and instructional technologies like flexible pacing, asynchronous learning, podcast-style content delivery, discussion forums, and motivational badges to mark progress.

The certificate curriculum is aligned to the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) competencies and will provide you with the coursework and experience needed to apply for professional certification through the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG).

Prospective students must have at least either a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in any discipline or graduate status (e.g. PharmD students).

Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
Start Options:
  • January
  • August
  • Online