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Aging, Certificate

Arnold School of Public Health

Clinical and public health professionals have an increasing need to understand how to work with a growing aging population. A graduate certificate in aging prepares students for this important work.

Gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to interpret the impact of biological, social, and psychological changes on the physical, psychological and social well-being of older adults. Our program can enhance employment and advancement opportunities for nurses, teachers, public and mental health workers and more.

Program Highlights

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    Interdisciplinary Courses

    Work with other public health students in the Arnold School through our multi-disciplinary courses.

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    Learn by Doing

    Apply your classroom learning in real scenarios through our integrated practice-based experiences.

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    Passionate Faculty

    Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.

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    Study our growing aging population and the sociocultural issues surrounding health, behavior, and aging.

What You’ll Study

Enter the expanding fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Courses offer an interdisciplinary perspective on aging and specialized preparation for students who wish to become engaged in the planning, administration and provision of services for older adults. The graduate certificate fulfills continuing education requirements for many professional fields.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Examine Evidence

    Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes

    Intercultural Competence

    Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures

    Program Evaluation

    Assessing effectiveness, efficiency and impact in achieving intended outcomes

  • Program Planning

    Defining goals, outlining activities and establishing timelines to ensure effective implementation and outcomes


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.

Potential Careers

  • Health Care Service Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Researcher

Job Titles of Alumni

  • Supports Coordinator

Workplace Settings

  • Nursing
  • Teaching
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Research
  • Education

Employers of Alumni

  • County of Delaware Office of Intellectual Disabilities
  • University of South Carolina

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

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