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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Certificate of Study

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The field of Aging Studies focuses upon the scientific study of the biological, psychological and social aspects of human aging and the application of this knowledge in the service of older adults. The Aging Studies Program coordinates the delivery of the Aging Studies curriculum and conducts programs including the undergraduate Minor in Aging Studies, the Master of Science in Aging Studies, the Graduate Certificate of Study in Aging Studies.

The Aging Studies Program also cooperates with the Minnesota State Mankato Center on Aging and the Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center South on continuing education, research and resource development. Minnesota State Mankato is a member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. All programs require registration with the Aging Studies Program director.

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Aging Studies Online Graduate Certificate

(15 credits)

Required Core (15 credits)

  • GERO 550  New Directions in Aging Policy (3)
  • GERO 600  Gerontology Theory and Practice (3)
  • GERO 603  Leadership and Transformation in Aging (3)
  • SOC 517     Program Administration (3)
  • SOC 566     Program Planning (3)