Clinical and public health professionals have an increasing need to understand how to work with a growing aging population. A graduate certificate in aging prepares students for this important work.
Gain the knowledge and skills that are necessary to interpret the impact of biological, social, and psychological changes on the physical, psychological and social well-being of older adults. Our program can enhance employment and advancement opportunities for nurses, teachers, public and mental health workers and more.
Work with other public health students in the Arnold School through our multi-disciplinary courses.
Learn by Doing
Apply your classroom learning in real scenarios through our integrated practice-based experiences.
Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty who are leaders in their respective fields.
Study our growing aging population and the sociocultural issues surrounding health, behavior, and aging.
What You’ll Study
Enter the expanding fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Courses offer an interdisciplinary perspective on aging and specialized preparation for students who wish to become engaged in the planning, administration and provision of services for older adults. The graduate certificate fulfills continuing education requirements for many professional fields.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Gathering and analyzing information for decision-making or problem-solving purposes
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Assessing effectiveness, efficiency and impact in achieving intended outcomes
Defining goals, outlining activities and establishing timelines to ensure effective implementation and outcomes
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Health Care Service Worker
- Social Worker
Job Titles of Alumni
- Supports Coordinator
- Public Health
- Mental Health
Employers of Alumni
- County of Delaware Office of Intellectual Disabilities
- University of South Carolina