Welcome to the OSU S.A.G.E. Program!

We hope you have heard about The Ohio State University S.A.G.E. Program and are visiting the web site to gather some additional information, or maybe you were searching the Internet in pursuit of aging education opportunities, and in particular "distance education" in the field of aging. In any case, we are very proud of this distance education program of the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at The Ohio State University, and hope you will spend a few minutes becoming more familiar with what the program has to offer.

The OSU S.A.G.E. Program Is...

No demographic trend is more important or more fundamental than the changing age structure of our society. Today, 13% of the U.S. population is over age 65 and as "baby boomers" become "senior boomers" they are expected to represent a full 20% of our population by 2030.

A three-course distance learning program of The Ohio State University which provides continuing education and training in the field of aging.  Throughout the series of internet-based courses, special attention is devoted to issues of social, cultural, and ethnic diversity.

All students successfully completing the program receive a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology from The Ohio State University.

Please go to Registration for information about tuition and credit opportunities.

Following is the 2014 Series schedule: 

  • Introduction to Applied Gerontology begins January 6, 2014 and ends the week of  April 21, 2014.  Enrollment deadline: December 11, 2013.
  • Case Studies in Clinical Gerontology begins June 16, 2014 and ends the week of August 4, 2014.  Enrollment deadline:  May 23, 2014.
  • Issues and Trends in Aging begins August 27, 2014 and ends the week of December 9, 2014.  Enrollment deadline:  August 1, 2014.

Who Should Complete the Program?

Professionals working in the field of aging who need additional discipline-specific training, individuals who provide services for older adults, and those wanting to pursue a career serving older adults who do not wish to or cannot return to graduate school; administrators, regulators, policy makers, direct service providers, program evaluators, and others caring for our aging population. Internet-based courses allow students the flexibility of learning "where and when it's convenient," accommodating busy professional and personal lifestyles.

The OSU S.A.G.E. Program is an aging education offering of the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology at The Ohio State University.

Copyright Notice: The OSU S.A.G.E. program may contain copyrighted materials. Materials may not be saved to your computer, revised, copied, or distributed without permission. Such materials are to be used as part of your coursework only, and are limited to the duration of your participation in the OSU S.A.G.E. Program, unless permission is granted from the program staff or the owner of the material.