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.
Innovations in Aging Master’s program
*NEW* Master's Program
This fully online, interdisciplinary program will allow you to contribute to improving lives of older adults, learn new knowledge about the challenge and opportunities in developing a career in aging and provides knowledge that will allow you to pursue a doctoral degree in aging sciences and related fields. The online Innovations in Aging Master’s prepares you to contribute to improving lives of older adults by (a) enhancing your knowledge about aging, the aging sciences and research on aging (b) allowing you to join a community of scholars dedicated to expanding research and applying knowledge about aging, and (c) educating you about strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration and continued learning in the field of 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
This fully online, interdisciplinary program will explore local and worldwide challenges to offer you foundational knowledge of gerontology, and how to implement innovations in your career. You can participate in the graduate certificate program on its own, or concurrently as a complement to your master's, PhD or professional program. The Innovations in Aging graduate certificate program prepares you to take a culturally competent, ethical, humanistic, and interdisciplinary approach to addressing the unique needs of the aging population.
Insights into Healthy Aging
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.