Gerontology Certificate

Explore your commitment to serving the aging population.

Individuals looking to enhance their work or seek advanced career options working with the aging population can earn a Certificate in Gerontology from Clarkson College. The curriculum is ideal for current health care practitioners or individuals seeking to increase their knowledge about issues facing this diverse group. 

  • Explore the physical, social and cultural aspects of the lifelong aging process.
  • Earn your certificate in as few as three semesters.
  • Complete courses 100% online on a part- or full-time basis.
  • Learn from a multi-disciplinary team of experienced faculty.

Curriculum Plan

  • View a complete curriculum plan for the Certificate in Gerontology program option.

Job Outlook

  • Job growth in occupations related to gerontology anticipated with a rate of more than 17% in areas of medical and health service managers.

Career Opportunities

  • Home health, palliative care and hospice agencies
  • Independent, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public policy and government
  • Health and wellness centers

For more information about our certificate and Bachelor’s degree options, visit our website or contact Director of Community Health and Interprofessional Education Sarah Flanagan MSW, MPA, LCSW, at

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