Gerontology Certificate

Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging. The gerontology certificate will provide students with knowledge and skills for working with older adults and their families through a series of courses specifically focused on aging issues. The majority of gerontology courses are offered online as gerontology courses and the opportunity to earn a gerontology certificate is available to any undergraduate student enrolled at Montana State University who is interested in working with older adults and their families.

The online gerontology certificate program is housed within the Department of Human Development and Community Health. To complete the online gerontology certificate students will need to complete 1 required courses and 4 elective courses (12 credits) for a total of 15 credits with earned grades of “C” or higher to fulfill certificate requirements.

Required Courses

CHTH 245Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health in Aging3
Choose four of the following:12
Leadership & Public Policies in Aging
Caregiving & Aging Families
Mental Health & Social Issues in Aging
Adult Development and Aging
Principles Wellbeing in Aging
Total Credits:15