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Admission Information

To Apply: Download and remit the Certificate Program Application form.

Application Cost: None

If you are interested in applying for admission, please contact:
Beth Dugan, PhD
Director of Undergraduate Gerontology
t: 617.287.7382

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes are consistent with the following core competency goals defined by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE, 2014):

Student Testimonials

Wanjiku Depina photo, Manning Student"I love that I've got everyone from eighteen years old to seasoned professionals in my class — they all bring in their unique perspectives. I'm always recommending UMass Boston."

Wanjiku DePina, Manning ’07, BA ’10
Alzheimer’s Special Unit Manager

Nancy Perreault, student photo "I attended hoping that I would learn from my instructor — which was great — but in addition, it was what my classmates brought and shared that made the program more valuable. Not a day goes by that I don't pull up and use something from the course. I recommend the program to all my friends."

Nancy Perreault, Manning ’08, RN
Nurse Case Manager

Bob Tosi, student photo "I have been able to apply what I learned from the Manning Certificate Program to my current position as a care manager for Minuteman Senior Services in Burlington, Massachusetts."

Bob Tosi, Manning ’06
Care Manager

Kathryn Foley, student photo "The Gerontology Program at UMass Boston cemented my career. From the Manning Certificate Program to the gerontology degree program, the knowledge and experience I gained have provided me with a foundation for working with our elders that is second to none. As executive director at Springhouse Retirement Community, I am still in touch with the staff at the UMass Gerontology Department and continue to value their judgment and expertise."

Kathryn Foley, Manning ’05, BA ’06
Retirement Community Director

Stacy Thrall, student photo "I highly recommend the UMass Boston Gerontology Program to anyone who wishes to change the future for our aging population. As a nontraditional student, I was able to tailor a learning program which allowed me to pursue my vision of opening an adult day program. Today I am the owner/director of Here on Earth Adult Day Services in Londonderry, New Hampshire"

Stacy Thrall, Manning, BA ’04, PTA
Current Graduate Student

Contact Us

For more information about the program, please contact:

Undergraduate Gerontology Program
University of Massachusetts
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
t: 617.287.7338