Innovations in Aging
of All Higher-Ed Institutions
- Center for World University Rankings, 2020
University in Arizona
- U.S. News & World Report, 2021
University of Arizona Health Sciences
In this interdisciplinary program, a first-of-its-kind to be developed in collaboration by all five UArizona Health Sciences Colleges, you will gain the foundational knowledge of gerontology, and how to advance change in interprofessional settings. The curriculum challenges students to be self-motivated, culturally competent, independent thinkers who take an ethical, humanistic, and interdisciplinary approach to address the unique needs of the aging population. You’ll learn to apply your learnings in real-world activities, participating in the aging community by building upon prior work and sharing knowledge with your peers.
You will benefit from innovative learning strategies and instructional technologies like flexible pacing, asynchronous learning, podcast-style content delivery, discussion forums, and motivational badges to mark progress.
The certificate curriculum is aligned to the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) competencies and will provide you with the coursework and experience needed to apply for professional certification through the National Association of Professional Gerontologists (NAPG).
Prospective students must have at least either a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in any discipline or graduate status (e.g. PharmD students).
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.
This program consists of 13 one-credit, 5-week courses.
Earning your Graduate Certificate in Innovations in Aging will build core skills, including:
- Problem solving
- Community engagement
- Cultural competency
- Interprofessional communication
- Aging-related challenges & opportunities
- Biology of aging
- Humanistic understanding of aging
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
Demand for professionals specializing in Aging is growing across a wide range of disciplines including social services, business development, product design, health and long-term care. Graduates of the Innovations in Aging Graduate Certificate program will be prepared to pursue careers in the following fields:
- Clinical Research
- Health Education
- Healthcare Consultation
- Infection Control
- Nutritional Sciences
- Public Health Administration
- Public Health