What does Indiana State University’s gerontology program require?
This 12-credit certificate includes:
- a foundation of the biological aspects of aging
- an overview of individual and collective experiences
of aging in modern society
- the study of how to promote health and wellness
among older adults
- an internship of at least 120 hours working with older adults
- Objective 1: Understand the aging process.
- Outcome 1a: Describe normal changes
associated with aging.
- Outcome 1b: Distinguish between
normal aging changes and
changes/behaviors associated with
- Objective 2: Think critically about and take an
informed position on aging issues in society.
- Outcome 2a: Describe major
substantive areas of aging such as
politics, health, family relationships
and caregiving, work and retirement,
economic well-being, housing, and
- Outcome 2b: Critique public policies
that affect older adults.
- Outcome 2c: Relate analysis of
scholarly literature to individual older
- Objective 3: Contribute actively to the well-being
of older adults.
- Outcome 3a: Explain Medicare to
older adults and their families in broad
- Outcome 3b: Evaluate wellness
programs for older adults.
- Outcome 3c: Refer older adults and
their families to appropriate service
providers (e.g., for help with Medicare
For more information, contact:
Dr. Tina Kruger or complete a
request for information