Central Michigan University offers a minor and a graduate certificate in Gerontology. Gerontology is an interdisciplinary approach to the holistic study of aging.
Both the minor and graduate certificate were carefully designed by interdisciplinary faculty composed of distinguished and award-winning professors who work together to offer exceptional education, service and research in physical, mental and social conditions of the fastest growing segment of this country’s population—older adults. They draw from many academic disciplines including health sciences, sociology, psychology, and human development.
The Gerontology minor is a useful complement to numerous majors including those preparing you for careers in human service settings, recreation and leisure, marketing, policy and planning, health promotion, business, engineering, broadcasting and journalism, and in the design of environments, products, and apparel. To learn more about the Gerontology minor, visit: www.ehs.cmich.edu/hev/gerontology.
The graduate certificate in Gerontology provides a basic foundation in theory, research, and practice specific to late life. The certificate is designed to complement your major course of study. It addresses career trajectories in which students graduate with expertise in aging and subsequently enter professions that are serving older adults. To learn more about the Gerontology graduate certificate, visit: www.ehs.cmich.edu/hev/gerontology.