Online Gerontology Courses

Online Courses Offered by the American Society on Aging and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.

The cost of each course is $500 for ASA members and $650 for nonmembers (this includes a one year ASA individual membership). If you are not a member of ASA, and would like to register for online courses, click here to join ASA now, or you can join when you register.

Additionally, you can earn CE credits from select accreditation providers when you successfully complete a course. Click here for more CE Credit information.

2020 online courses will be held in two, five-week sessions: April 20–May 22 & August 31–October 2

Advanced Concepts in an Aging Society

April 20–May 22, 2020

August 31–October 2, 2020

Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse and Neglect

April 20–May 22, 2020

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect

August 31–October 2, 2020

Managing Health and Chronic Conditions in Older Adults (formerly Health and Wellness in an Aging Society)

April 20–May 22, 2020

August 31–October 2, 2020

Fundamentals of Gerontology

April 20–May 22, 2020

August 31–October 2, 2020

Management Team from Los Angeles Department of Aging Completes USC Davis/ASA Gerontology Course

"Innovative online courses presented by the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the American Society on Aging provided members of the Los Angeles Department of Aging management team with valuable evidence-based aging knowledge," said Department General Manager Laura Trejo.

Trejo, who graduated from USC in 1982 and returned to receive her Master of Science in Gerontology and Master of Public Administration in 1987, said her team was able to immediately apply what they learned in the course to their vital work serving the older adults of Los Angeles.


Learn more about these courses...

Do you want to know more about the online courses before signing up?  Here’s a 10-minute video highlighting all five courses we currently offer.


Learn More About ASA & USC's Online Course Offerings from American Society on Aging on Vimeo.


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*Tuition for ASA/USC online courses does not qualify as a tax deductible expense on IRS Form 1098-T