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The Graduate Certificate is an ideal program for professionals seeking training in the field of gerontology. The 12-credit interdisciplinary curriculum includes courses taught by expert faculty from social work, nursing, health, nutrition, kinesiology and other fields. Faculty research interests in gerontology include: end of life care, dementia care, caregiver burden, housing, health equity and disparity, resilience, elder abuse and depression in older adults.
West Chester University is a member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). AGHE is the only national membership association with the primary purpose being the advancement of gerontology and geriatrics as a field of study in institutions of higher education.
Gerontology Program Newsletter, Spring 2020 Gerontology Program Newsletter, Fall 2019Gerontology Program Newsletter, Spring 2019Gerontology Program Newsletter, November 2018Gerontology Program Newsletter, April 2018Age-Friendly West Chester, PAMulti-Professional Consortium on Gerontology