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The undergraduate online gerontology certificate will provide 15 credits of specialized knowledge on aging issues. The purpose of the course work is to provide specialized training to undergraduate students to enhance career opportunities and to incorporate an aging perspective into the student’s existing program of study. Gerontology certificate programs work in conjunction with other programs of study, including but not limited to: community health, family and consumer sciences, health and human performance, nutrition, psychology, sociology, pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, and communication disorders. Upon completion of all requirements, student will be awarded a gerontology certificate.

Courses can be taken on an individual basis without applying for and working toward the certificate.


Complete the required 15 credits of course work that includes three core courses: CHTH 245, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Health in Aging (3 cr.); HDFS 261, Adult Development and Aging (3 cr.), and CHTH 495, Practicum Experience in Aging (3 cr.).  The remaining 6 credits can be completed from the various elective courses offered.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Dawn Tarabochia, program leader, 406 994-2057 or [email protected].


Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be available.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid Services for further information.


Dan Koltz

Extension Specialist

[email protected]

317 Reid

406 994-4351

Dawn Tarabochia

Assoc Professor and Program Leader

[email protected]

210F Herrick Hall

406 994-2057