The OSU S.A.G.E. Program offers an integrated series of courses in aging that provides participants with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge, as well as develop the skills and attitudes critical to meeting the health and social service needs of older adults. Upon successful completion of the three online distance learning courses, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion in Gerontology from The Ohio State University.  The OSU S.A.G.E. Program provides graduate-level competency in the field of aging in a three course series leading to a certificate of completion in gerontology. 

A Brief History

The OSU S.A.G.E. Program (Series in Applied Gerontology Education) was developed and launched by the Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging (formerly known as the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology) in March 2001 in response to 1) the increasing need for today’s workforce to understand the issues of aging; 2) our state and nation’s demographics indicating the significant growth of the older adult population; and 3) to promote new employment opportunities by furthering aging education at Ohio State and across the nation.  The distance education format was chosen in response to identified university priorities and the needs of diverse students to participate in a program flexible enough to accommodate busy professional and personal lives.  We've grown and improved the OSU S.A.G.E. Program over the past several years, and hope you find it interesting and educational!

Our Instructors

Michele Stokes, MS, PhD, Lecturer
System Director, OhioHealth Neuroscience/Senior Health Services
Spring Semester (Course 1, 2): Introduction to Applied Gerontology, Interdisciplinary Case Studies in Clinical Gerontology

About the Office

The Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies has been in place for over thirty years and, per the state legislature, provides geriatrics and gerontology training to faculty, staff and students at the Ohio State University and professionals across the nation. The Office also collaborates on aging-related activities throughout The Ohio State University Medical Center and the University.  The overall mission of the Office is to foster through teaching, research and consultation the cost effective delivery of high quality health and social services to meet the needs of older citizens and the demographic imperatives of our aging society.

Meet our Staff:

Jennifer Taylor
Program Manager

  • B042 Graves Hall
  • 333 West 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, Ohio 43210
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  • Phone: 614-293-4815 (Main)
  • Phone: 614-685-5672 (Direct)
  • Fax: 614-293-5612