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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 Interprofessional Aging Studies 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

A Brief Note From the Director

Monday October 2016

Happy fall!   Fall means football here at Ohio State, and it often means lots of change too.  That’s definitely true with our Office.  For starters, we have a new name.  We’re now the Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies; while that’s a mouthful, there are several good...

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Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour comes to Ohio

Wednesday October 2016

AGE OF DISRUPTION TOUR—Our culture tells us that aging will change us against our will, and for the worse. Internationally acclaimed longevity expert Dr. Bill Thomas argues that this is false. Blending myth and science, live music and visuals, Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour is a...

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Columbus, Ohio Is Working to Be Age-Friendly: Is Your City Aging-Friendly?

Monday October 2016

Graphic provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) released Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide, which urged cities across the world to become more age-friendly and capitalize on the potential older adults bring to a community.  Per this guide, an...

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Center for Abundant Aging to Host Inaugural Symposium

Monday October 2016

The Center for Abundant Aging in Sandusky, Ohio is named in memory of Ruth Frost Parker, whose “transformative philanthropic spirit” allowed United Church Homes’ to grow and thrive.  The inaugural event of the Center is the 2016 Annual Symposium.  Collaborators for this event include The Ohio...

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Fighting Blindness - Saving Sight

Tuesday October 2016

Vision Related Research Funding OpportunitiesPrevent Blindness was founded in 1908 and has become one of the nation’s leading volunteer eye health organizations.  They dedicate themselves to fighting blindness and saving sight, and promote this mission through advocacy, volunteerism, education,...

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