Psychology of Gerontology and Positive Aging

This certificate will enhance skills for persons working with older adults in business, medical or social settings.  The student will have a better understanding of physical, psychological and developmental impacts of aging and an enhanced understanding of ethical principles of dealing with potentially vulnerable population.  Contact Sean Lauderdale at

Certificate Requirements:

Coursework must be completed at A&M-Commerce with a 3.0 GPA on all courses used for the certificate.  Fifteen semester hours from the following (no substitutions):

3 semester hours from:
PSY 545 or Developmental Psychology
COUN 545 Developmental Issues/Stategy in Counseling
plus 12 semester hours from the following:
PSY 593 Health Psychology
PSY 594 Ethical Issues in Organizations
PSY 598 Psychology of Gerontology
PSY 697 Special Topics (Cognitive Aging)

Required Documents for Admission:

  • Application
  • Application fee: $50 domestic student
  • All official transcripts - Bachelor's degree, including all transcripts used towards the bachelor's degree.  Any master's degree transcript or transcripts with graduate coursework (if applicable).