Gerontology Certificate

Earn a certificate in gerontology

Become a professional prepared to work with adults who are aging with a gerontology certificate from the Department of Health Sciences.

As the population ages, the demand is increasing for a workforce better able to understand the changes impacting the aging generation. With this certificate program, you’ll gain the skills to work with families and individuals going through this process and be prepared to help them navigate these complicated life challenges.

You’ll dive into courses that reveal issues that face an aging population and learn effective interaction and advocacy for them and their families.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 


  • The certificate in gerontology is open to current students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must already be admitted. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit IU Indianapolis admissions to apply.

Certificate requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Required to have a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.