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Distance Education

Series in Applied Gerontology Education

The OSU S.A.G.E. Series is a three-course distance learning program which provides a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology.  S.A.G.E. is appropriate for professionals currently working in aging or those wishing to pursue a career serving older adults; administrators, regulators, direct service providers, policy makers, program evaluators, and others caring for our aging population.

Topics in Gerontology

Topics in Gerontology is a cost effective, on-line education program appropriate for a wide audience of students interested in continuing education and professional development in aging. Whether you are a seasoned gerontology professional or new to the field, you will find modules that are enlightening and helpful in your service to older adults.


Series to Understand, Nurture and Support
End-of-Life Transitions

SUNSET offers continuing education modules developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those caring for others or working in a long-term care setting where people are at the most vulnerable points in their lives — at the end of life.


Professional Service Coordinator
Certificate Program

The PSC Program is a partnership between the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology and the American Association of Service Coordinators that provides on-line professional development and continuing education for Service Coordinators working with older adults, at risk families, and persons with disabilities toward independent living.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy Distance Education Program

The AHEC Health Literacy Program offers comprehensive continuing education in the field of health literacy.  Modules are appropriate for physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, and all health practitioners providing direct or indirect patient care.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging is a university-wide program that offers current OSU graduate and professional students advanced educational opportunities in the field of aging. The Specialization’s core curriculum focuses on the basic components of gerontology shared by many disciplines, while the electives allow students to pursue either a research agenda or a more clinically-oriented pathway.

Faculty in Aging

Many faculty across the OSU campus are active in aging teaching and research. Contact information, as well as teaching and research interests, are provided to help you connect with those who share your interest in the field of aging. View Faculty


Clinical Services

Physicians trained in geriatric medicine possess unique expertise in caring for patients as they age. Personalized care can be established for patients over the age of 65 through the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University. Read more…

Aging Research at Ohio State

Whether you are interested in becoming a research participant or collaborating on research of mutual interest, we hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about some of the aging research activities underway at Ohio State.

Read more about aging research at Ohio State

Learn more about The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Careers in Aging

A career in aging brings many opportunities in health care, social and supportive services, wellness and prevention, advocacy, education, community-based programming, and more. Learn more.

Ohio State University Retirees Association

The Ohio State University Retirees Association is an organization for retired faculty and staff that

OSURA offers free membership to Ohio State retirees during their first year of retirement; after that, annual dues are $20 which cover both the retiree and spouse. Life membership is encouraged and costs $230.

Recent News

Falls Protection and Prevention   

Wednesday April 2014

A common and dangerous problem, falls is among the most serious issues facing our aging population.  Unfortunately, the rate of fall-related injury and death has risen significantly over the past decade. The good news is that we know that falls are not a normal part of aging.  Therefore, we...

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Visiting Scholar in Aging: Dr. Louise Aronson

Wednesday April 2014

Join us for the Evelyn Pintz Grand Rounds and meet visiting scholar Louise Aronson, MD, a noted scholar in aging from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)! Public Medical Communication: A New Skill Set for 21st Century Health Professionals   Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Promote Health Lifestyles

Friday April 2014

Gain experience working with older adults and promoting a healthy lifestyle!Volunteers are needed to help National Church Residences champion healthy lifestyles for the older adults living in National Church Residences housing sites. Volunteer qualities include kindness, patience, communication,...

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Scripps Florida Workshop on Biology and Aging

Wednesday April 2014

Leaders in the field of biology and aging will come together in early May 2014 to discuss strategies for identifying mechanisms for aging and developing therapeutics with an ultimate goal to help people maintain good health as they age.  Sessions will cover topics on the mechanisms and...

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Spotlight on . . . Dr. Christin Burd

Wednesday April 2014

In 2013, Dr. Burd joined the Ohio State University Departments of Molecular Genetics and Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry, and is currently an assistant professor in these departments.  She received her education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in microbiology, continuing her education...

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