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College of Education, Health and Human Services
Kent State University and The University of Akron together offer a graduate-level Certificate in Gerontology, which may be received in conjunction with degrees from either institution at the specialist’s, master’s or doctoral levels. Students thus receive basic preparation in their selected discipline or major while concurrently obtaining specialized training in gerontology through the certificate program. Coursework completed at either institution may be applied to the certificate program. The two universities are located within a 15-minute drive from each other.
The certificate program is based on the recommended standards of excellence established by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The faculty at both Kent State University and The University of Akron are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in gerontology. Many
are Fellows of the Gerontological Society of America (http://www.geron.org). Faculty are available to assist students with course selection, research projects and other matters of interest in the field of gerontology.
Additional information and application materials are available from our Web sites: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/gero/index.cfm or http://www3.uakron.edu/ilsdg/. Interested students should contact one of the certificate directors:
Gregory Smith, Ed.D., Director
Human Development Center
Kent State University
100 Nixson Hall
Kent, OH 44242-0001
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