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Aging and Health

Certificate in Gerontology Program


Aging is one of the most dynamic sectors of health care and public health.

The number of Americans over the age of 65 is anticipated to grow by some four hundred percent over the next 50 years. The sociodemographics alone point to growing opportunities in the aging field for those with an interest in research, policy, improved public health practice or management. On a global level, most of the growth of the aging population is occurring in the developing world.

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Gerontology is ideally structured to provide the training necessary to succeed in the field. The University is known for its centers of excellence in aging studies, and offers a rich curriculum with aging-related content and significant research on aging across its medical institutions: the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the schools of Nursing and Medicine, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology is considered one of the best in the country, and the continuum of long-term and chronic care, housed at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been referred to as the most complete in the U.S.

Housed in the interdisciplinary Center on Aging and Health (COAH), which bridges aging research across the schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, the Certificate in Gerontology program brings together the best faculty from multiple departments in a comprehensive curriculum designed to train students to make significant contributions to the field.

From basic research to policy analysis, from public health to health care management, the Johns Hopkins Certificate in Gerontology prepares recipients to excel in meeting the challenges posed by the aging of America—and the world.


For information on the educational objectives, required courses, intended audience and sponsoring departments, please visit the Certificate website.


For questions about the Certificate Program, please contact Brian Buta, Certificate Administrator,, 410-502-3412.

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Academic Events

Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Center on Aging and Health's Scientific Seminars Series

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COAH and the Bloomberg School of Public Health offer coursework in gerontology and aging related health topics. Please click here to learn more. 

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