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Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Gerontology Graduate Certificate

The gerontology graduate certificate program is designed for students whose goal is a credential in gerontology and who do not need a master's degree. The program will prepare professionals who are either working directly with older people or who are involved in education or research related to aging issues. Students are provided with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

Careers in Gerontology

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Graduates of the gerontology certificate program are often involved in:

  • health promotion programs
  • directing intergenerational activities
  • managing senior centers or retirement communities
  • counseling older people and their families
  • helping people plan for their retirement


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The gerontology graduate certificate program is offered through the Center on Aging in the College of Human Ecology.

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Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: Human Ecology
Credits: 15
Course delivery: Online

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