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Program Contacts

Dean Dennis Garvey (928) 776-2371
Instructional Assistant Nancy Bennett (928) 717-7607

Quick Facts

About the Gerontology Certificate

The Gerontology certificate program provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to understanding aging as seen from the social, psychological, economic, physical and practice perspectives.

This certificate is relevant for entry-level individuals as well as professionals in the field of aging.

Note: This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Gerontology Certificate program, the learner will be able to:


  1. Describe the variables between theory and practice in the field of aging. (GRN100, GRN101, GRN294, GRN295)
  2. Apply practice concepts in the field of gerontology. (GRN294, GRN295)
  3. Describe and apply the social psychological physiological economic and practice competencies needed to function effectively in the field of aging. (GRN100, GRN101, GRN102, GRN294, GRN295)

Program-Specific Requirements

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Note:  It is always best to discuss educational and career goals with an academic advisor prior to enrolling in any courses.  Learn more about Academic Advising.