Certificate in Holistic Aging

At a time when our nation's population is living longer and healthier lives, this new certificate was created to prepare individuals with vision to transform "old age" into "long life".  Participants will gain a better understanding of the aging process through this collaborative venture between two trusted institutions, while enhancing career opportunities in a rapidly growing field. Designed by Le Moyne faculty in partnership with Loretto’s innovative eldercare practitioners, the Certificate in Holistic Aging is grounded in ethics and the humanities, key tenets of a Jesuit education. The four-course curriculum allows you to explore the rich dimensions of aging in contemporary times through cross-disciplinary study – from biology and ethics through politics and spirituality.

Who would benefit from this certificate?

Professionals who work with or on behalf of older adults, persons interested in the general field of aging, those in government or service occupations, or individuals seeking a fresh understanding in order to better relate to family and friends.


Eligible participants are required to have a minimum of 30 college credits, including at least one college writing course.  Download an application form.

Course Schedule

Classes will meet from 4-8 p.m. one evening per week for 10 weeks on the Le Moyne College campus.  Each course is a three-credit course.  *

  • Course I: September – November 2010
  • Course II: February – April 2011
  • Course III: September – November 2011
  • Course IV: February – April 2012

* Course work may include both a classroom and online component, left to the discretion of the professors.


Participants will pay the part-time tuition rate, currently $552 per credit hour or $1,656 per three-credit course.