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Aging Services Leadership Certificate

The certificate will prepare individuals to understand the cultural, physical, and social aspects of aging along with the aspects of how aging affect populations. It also prepares individuals to apply administrative principles required in the management of aging services such as nursing home, long term care settings, and home health services. The certificate includes required pre-requisite and core courses along with elective courses in which students can tailor the certificate to meet specifications of their career goals.

Program Requirements:


  • SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSY 1001 Introductory Psychology 


  • HCM 3800 Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum
  • SOC 1040 Introduction to Social Gerontology
  • SOC 3040 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology


  • ANT 3480 Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
  • CAS 4760 Communication and the Elderly
  • CJC 4220 Criminal Justice and the Elderly
  • EXS 3790 Fitness Programming for Children, Adolescents, and Older Adults
  • FIN 3450 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
  • HCM 3150 Health Care Organization and Management 
  • HCM 3700 Health Disparities in the U.S.
  • HCPS 3000 Introduction to Patient Navigation
  • HSL 1420 Activity and Fitness Programs for the Elderly
  • HSP 3610 Financial Accountability and Organizational Control in Nonprofit Organizations
  • HSP 4520 Grief Counseling
  • ITP 1700 Medical Terminology
  • ITP 2950 Wellness Coaching I or HPS 2700 Wellness Coaching I
  • ITP 3100 Health Education and Counseling
  • ITP 3200 Ethics in Health Care
  • ITP 3700 Physiology of Aging
  • ITP 4400 Wellness Coaching II or HPS 4700 Wellness Coaching II
  • MKT 3190 Marketing for Social Good
  • NUT 3050 Concepts of Lifecycle Nutrition
  • PSY 2270 Death and Dying
  • PSY 3270 Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY 3540 Cognitive Aging
  • RECR 2330 Advocacy, Leisure, and the Aging Adult
  • RECR 4630 Recreation Programs for the Older Adult
  • SOC 3100 Death and Dying
  • SOC 3810 Population Issues
  • SWK 3030 Social Work with the Aging

 For information about gainful employment for this program please click here. 


For more information about the Aging Services Leadership Certificate please contact the Department of Health Professions at 303-615-1200.

Program Cost

$7,665 for in-state tuition and fees
$20,846 for out-of-state tuition and fees
$1,800 for books and supplies
Other Costs
*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change. 

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