Each of the modules in the Topics in Gerontology program has been assigned a level, as described below. We offer these categories and descriptions to assist you in selecting modules that are most appropriate for you at home or to your work in the field of aging. However, we invite you to pursue any of the module topics that are of interest to you. All new learning is valuable, even if it may not be immediately applicable to you or your work in aging. Family caregivers may also find Topics in Gerontology modules helpful.


Aging Smart – Introductory information appropriate for older adults, families, caregivers, or those interested in living a healthy older adult life. Also appropriate for professionals in the field of aging who provide educational programs to older adults and their caregivers.  The Aging Smart modules are not clinical in nature.

100 Level – Introductory concepts appropriate for those who are new to the field of aging and those who are fulfilling family caregiving roles. Most appropriate for those in entry level social services and/or health care positions, those providing services to older adults in the community, and those in supportive positions in long-term care. 100 level modules are not clinical in nature.

200 Level – Intermediate concepts appropriate for advanced beginners, or those new to supervisory positions, who are interested in improved understanding and skill development. These modules are social services oriented but may address basic clinical concepts helpful in understanding interdisciplinary care and support for older adults.

300 Level – Intermediate to advanced concepts in social services, long-term care, and health care topics which are likely to include clinical content. These modules are most appropriate for professionals working in clinical capacities, such as nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, etc.