Clinical Aging Sciences (XAG)


The certificate in Clinical Aging Sciences is designed to provide practitioners and allied health professional with advanced knowledge in clinical aging research and practice. This program provides clinically relevant education to persons working with or interested in working with older adults in various settings including long-term care facilities, mental health centers, counseling agencies, hospitals, and other settings concerned with the physical and emotional well-being of older adults. This certificate does not prepare students for clinical licensure, but provides students with courses that enhance their understanding of the biopsychosocial aspect of the aging process.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered fully online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.




12 credit hours are required for the certificate.

  •  GEY 6613 – Physical Change and Aging (3)


Please select three from the following courses.

  •  GEY 5620 - Sociological Aspects of Aging (3)
  •  GEY 6600 - Human Development (3)
  •  GEY 6230 - Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety (3)
  •  GEY 6614 - Aging and Mental Disorders (3)
  •  GEY 6616 - Mental Health Assessment and Intervention with Older Adults (3)
  •  GEY 6617 - Gerontological Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

24 months is the estimated time to complete the program

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Course credits earned in the certificate may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Cathy McEvoy

Jessica Wall