Undergraduate CertificateAging Studies for Health Professionals

An undergraduate certificate in aging studies for health professionals (UGC-AGE) allows both full-time students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of aging, which allows them to better serve an aging population they frequently encounter. The UGC-AGE introduces students to the field of aging and prepares them in the psychological, biological, and sociological aspects of aging. Students then have an opportunity to focus on content specific to either "diversity and aging" or "community resources and aging networks" for their final credit hours.

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Students who complete this 12-hour undergraduate certificate will have satisfied 12 credit hours of introductory and upper-division elective courses toward their bachelor's degree program. The certificate may be completed entirely online and can be completed within one academic year, with entry to the program allowed in Fall, Spring or Summer semesters. Students can pursue the certificate concurrently with degree programs such as biology, chemistry, physics, exercise science, pre-med, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions and WSU Tech.

Credits earned as part of this certificate can also be applied to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in health management.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study:

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click on "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.