College of Letters and Sciences
aging and health

Aging and Health Certificate


The blended learning Undergraduate Aging and Health Certificate pairs research and experience to prepare students for careers in health and aging related fields.

Upon completion of the Aging and Health Certificate students will be able to: 

  • Recognize the intersection between health and aging 
  • Describe the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of aging
  • Identify health and social policies that affect older adults'
  • Demonstrate skills for working with older adults

To enroll in the certificate program, applicants must be a UW-Whitewater undergraduate student. Not currently a UW-Whitewater Student, no problem, click here  to apply.


The Aging and Health Certificate is designed for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in all disciplines - ranging from arts to social work and business to technology. The certificate teaches students foundational knowledge and skills needed to effectively work in careers with older adults and support their multidimensional health needs.

The Aging and Health certificate  prepares students to support the multidimensional health needs of older adults. The certificate program is 15 credits and courses are offered both online and in face-to-face class settings. Many of the credits offered as part of the certificate can count toward university electives and minor requirements. 

The 15-credit certificate program includes the following classes:

Required (9 credits)

Electives; choose one (3 credits)

Electives; choose one (3 credits)

To learn more about the courses, click on the course.

To learn when the courses are offered and explore feasibility for completing in one-year, review the Sample Plan Sheet.

To track progress toward certificate completion, feel free to download the Certificate Class Checklist.

Why consider an Aging and Health Certificate? 

  • High workforce demand in aging
  • Designed for students and working professionals
  • Interdisciplinary coursework
  • Comprehensive skills focused
  • Taught by top notch researchers and practitioners

Contact Information

Jeannine Rowe 
Professor of Social Work and Social Gerontologist
Department of Social Work
Phone: (262) 472-1162
Office: Laurentide 5213