Certificate on Aging

Do you currently work with the aging population either professionally or as a family caregiver? Are you looking to advance your career with additional credentials? Are you considering a profession working with seniors? Whether you are an experienced professional, just starting out in the field, or caring for a family member, our program has something for you.

Built upon the solid tradition of excellence, Johns Hopkins University offers a Certificate on Aging. The non-credit certificate is designed for those who work with aging adults and their families — clergy, financial planners, lawyers, nurses, social workers, volunteers, and work/life planners. The interdisciplinary program draws upon the University’s rich resources and offers students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to broaden their professional training.

The Certificate on Aging Program is administered by the Johns Hopkins Odyssey Program, with the assistance of an interdisciplinary Advisory Board. Interested persons should contact the Odyssey Program at 410-516-7428 or odyssey@jhu.edu for more information on the program, courses and matriculation.

Continuing Education Credits

Need Continuing Education Credits? We offer the opportunity for Maryland licensed social workers, professional counselors, and therapists to earn continuing education credits needed to maintain licensure. All courses are open for individual enrollment. Students can choose topics most beneficial to them.

  • Courses are approved for category 1 credit for CEUs as defined by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Courses are submitted for approval each semester to the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for Category A credit.


The Program is open to any interested adult. Prospective students may apply anytime throughout the year. To receive the Certificate on Aging, students must matriculate in the program. Contact us at 410-516-7428 or odyssey@jhu.edu for more information on the program, courses and how to begin.

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Odyssey Certificate on Aging Fall 2018 Information Session and Reception


Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate on Aging, students must matriculate in the program (application and $100 fee), complete four required courses, four elective courses, and a capstone project. There are no tests or grades but participants must attend 75 percent of all classes. Click here for a list of current courses offered or course descriptions.

Required Courses
Capstone Project

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