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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.


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…

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

Spotlight On . . . Shannon Jarrott, Ph.D.

Friday July 2015

Shannon Jarrott, Ph.D., a Professor who recently joined the OSU College of Social Work (CSW), comes to us from Virginia Tech where she was Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development, Director of Research for Virginia Tech Adult Day Services, and Director of Intergenerational...

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Caring for the Aging LGBT Population

Friday July 2015

In the year 2000 it was estimated that 1 to 2.8 million Americans 65 and older identified as LGBT.  In 2030, it is predicted this population will rise to anywhere between 2 to 6 million in numbers. As a result, it is likely that you, as a care provider, will care for a patient or client who...

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OSU has Strong Ties to OAGE

Friday July 2015

OSU faculty and students were well represented at the Ohio Association of Gerontology Education (OAGE) conference in April of this year, presenting papers, posters and lectures.  In fact, several won awards: Outstanding Gerontology Researcher of the Year Virginia E. Richardson, Ph.D. Professor...

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Volunteer Opportunity With Long-Term Care Residents

Friday July 2015

Looking for volunteer opportunities with older adults?  The Worthington Christian Village retirement community located in Columbus, Ohio is looking for students and other individuals to participate in their newly implemented "Tool Box" Program.  "Tool boxes" are personalized by the resident’s...

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Aging Eye Summit a Success!

Thursday July 2015

Over 120 people from across the state of Ohio attended the recent Aging Eye Summit: Shedding Light on Vision Loss sponsored by Prevent Blindness, The Ohio State University College of Optometry, and the Ohio Aging Eye Public Private Partnership (AEPPP) this past June 2015.  And what a wonderfully...

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