A rise in the aging population means there is an increasing need for graduates with knowledge and skills in the field of gerontology. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the profusion of wisdom and life experience possessed by our older generation than to join the Gerontology Certificate program at Maryville. The program is a multidisciplinary approach with courses that provide a broad background in the field of aging. As a student of gerontology, you will acquire knowledge of the physical, mental, social and cultural aspects of aging.

For more information, contact Geralyn Frandsen, EdD, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing and Gerontology Certificate Coordinator at gfrandsen@maryville.edu.

Degree Offerings and Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you’re interested in joining our gerontology program, you only need to meet the general admissions requirements for the University. Application to the Gerontology Certificate requires a high school diploma or GED. Students must take ENGL 101, ENGL 104 and PSYC 101 before they take HEPR 150, Introduction to Gerontology. Students must also have taken HEPR 150 before they can take HEPR 160, HEPR 197, HEPR 200, HEPR 210, HEPR 215, HEPR 250, HEPR 295, HEPR 296, HEPR 298, & HEPR 299 or have the permission of the Gerontology Certificate Coordinator.