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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Glasgow campus will remain closed Friday, March 6. 

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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The Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study providing students with the tools to lead programs and initiatives in an aging society. The Certificate in Aging Studies program is designed for students who have received a Bachelor's degree or higher. Courses are designed to address the needs of professionals who have an interest in aging or who may currently work in the field of aging, but would like to increase their knowledge. All courses are offered in a totally online format. The Certificate requires 12 credit hours. Courses may be eligible for transfer into another graduate or post-professional program, plan of study, or curriculum.

Certificate Goals:

  •  Provide students with a knowledge base that prepares, supports, and enhances their ability to work with a diverse population of older adults
  • Prepare students for professional positions serving older adults
  • Enable students to fulfill leadership roles in the public and private sectors where knowledge and expertise regarding aging populations is imperative
  • Emphasize the importance and relevance of the relationship between aging populations in the community and other professional providers
  • Apply knowledge of aging policies, programs and services to advocate effectively on behalf of older adults








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