The Certificate on Aging is a 12-credit graduate level program with some courses offerings available online, as well as in a face-to-face format. The certificate is designed to increase knowledge and understanding in the multifaceted field of human aging. This interdisciplinary program provides students with the background and confidence necessary to meet the challenges of serving the aging population. The courses are offered through the Center on Aging within the Division of Health Policy and Management. Aging Studies at the University of Minnesota involves an interdisciplinary approach to gerontology for those individuals who hold at least a bachelor's degree. The interdisciplinary nature of the program embraces different backgrounds and interests, and is suitable for graduates from any major. The primary purpose of Aging Studies is to prepare professionals for work in programs, businesses, organizations, and agencies that address the needs of an aging population. Examples include the following: hospitals, long-term care facilities, education, clinics, home health care agencies, hospice and end-of-life care organizations, insurance groups, counseling and social services, physician groups, financial planning, architecture and design, public policy makers, and nursing.
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