Aging-Related Programs & Certificates
As the population of people ages 60+ increases, so does demand for a large and diverse workforce prepared to support their needs. The programs below confer the skills and knowledge to help future and current professionals address medical, mental, emotional and social needs around healthy aging.
Aging Law and Policy
As the American population ages, there is an increasing need for professionals who work in the aging sector to better understand the legal and ethical issues that surround working later-in-life, long-term care, and the role of technology in changing how healthcare is monitored and delivered to older adults.
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law offers a Graduate Certificate in Aging Law & Policy composed of four online courses that can be completed online in less than one year.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Innovations in Aging
Students gain a foundational knowledge of gerontology and the skills needed to implement innovations in interprofessional settings.
Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Innovations in Aging
University of Arizona Health Sciences International is currently seeking approval to launch a master's program that would allow students to choose a specialty concentration in their area of interest in aging, and ultimately apply to be an NAPG-certified gerontologist.
Insights into Healthy Aging
*NEW* Undergraduate Certificate Program
The Insights into Healthy Aging certificate program offered through the Psychology Department, and open to all majors, is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of multiple dimensions of the aging process (e.g., biological, psychological, and social) in the context of the individual and of society. Experts guide students as they dive into a deeper understanding of how aging impacts the health, well-being, and quality of life of older adults. Students will learn to identify myths that perpetuate erroneous stereotypes of older adults, engage with older adults, and identify practical solutions aimed at enhancing quality of life for older adults and their caregivers. The diversity of course options means this is a truly multidisciplinary educational experience for students.