Certificate Program

Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field focused on the social aspects of health and aging across the life course and benefits a variety of graduate and career paths. The Gerontology Certificate may be earned by current undergraduate students as a part of a bachelor's degree in any major and is awarded following completion of 12 credit hours in gerontology. To ensure the Gerontology Certificate is awarded, please register for the certificate with the Director of the Gerontology Center, Dr. Mari Plikuhn (mp168@evansville.edu). In past years, students in nursing, sociology, public health, biology, music therapy, pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, and psychology have taken advantage of this opportunity to learn about aging and the life course. Typically, at least one course is offered each semester and during the summer session.

The following courses are included in the Certificate Program:

  • GT-225 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • GT-401 Biology, Health, & Personality Dimensions of Aging (3 credits)
  • GT-403 Later Life and Spirituality (3 credits)
  • GT-405 Institutional Care and Geriatric Assessment (3 credits)
  • GT-407 Economics of Aging and Social Policies (3 credits)
  • GT-496 Internship (1-6 credits)
  • SOC-460 Aging and Society (3 credits)

To find out more about the Gerontology Certificate program contact Dr. Mari Plikuhn, Director of the Gerontology Center, at mp168@evansville.edu.