Certificate Program in Applied Gerontology

In cooperation with the School of Continuing Education and Public Service, the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology offers two certificate programs. Certificate students are required to take 9 hours of core courses in gerontology and 9 hours of approved electives in related subjects. The undergraduate student may choose gerontology courses at the 300-400 level and the graduate student may choose courses at the 500-600 level. Please contact the curriculum advisor for more information on Certificates in Gerontology.



Core Courses (9 Semester Hours)
GERO 535 - Aging in Communities

GERO 605 - Aging Well: A Systems Approach

GERO 630 - Health, Wellness, and Aging

GERO 635 - Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life

Elective Courses (9 Semester Hours)
EDAC 638 - Program Planning in Community and Adult Education

EDAC 648 - The Community Educator

EDAC 681 - Managing Community Education

GERO 515 - Technology in Aging

GERO 540 - Women and Aging

GERO 610 - Public Policy and Aging

GERO 620 - Guided Life Review

GERO 625 - Changing Health/Wellness Behaviors

HSC 571 - Death and Dying

MGT 500 - Managing Organizational Behavior

MKG 505 - Survey of Marketing

Gerontology certificate program students may wish to review the disclosure information found at http://osfaiweb.iweb.bsu.edu/cert/gerontology (as required by the U.S. DoE). 


The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 302
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8259 or (toll free) 888-935-5278
Fax: 765-285-8237