Following is a list of on-demand modules in the Topics in Gerontology interactive, web-based program. Modules are appropriate for older adults, caregivers, educators, and anyone who serves and/or cares for older adults through their work in long-term care, health care, community-based services, aging policy and decision making, and through community businesses offering goods and services to older adults (such as salons, banks, delivery services, etc.).  You may choose modules according to their instruction level, ensuring the learning is directly applicable to your interests.

100, 200, and 300 level modules allow you to print a Documentation of Successful Completion Certificate upon completing the module from the OSU Office of Geriatrics and Interprofessional Aging Studies.  You may present this certificate to your professional organization for consideration of continuing education credit approval. Aging Smart modules do not offer Documentation of Successful Completion Certificates for continuing education. However, these modules may be taken by all participants. 

All completed modules remain available in Your Account for review and reference in the future.

Modules are cost-effective, convenient, and allow you to progress at your own rate!  Looking for additional distance education?  Check out the Series to Understand, Nurture, and Support End-of-Life Transitions (SUNSET) at for modules with a similar format on a wide range of issues related to end-of-life care -- how to communicate about death and dying, cultural competence, ethics, decision-making, and facing our own mortality.

1.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has emerged as a legitimate field of inquiry during the last several decades. Years of research are currently yielding information as to its safety, efficacy and applications. This module provides a b...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Although age alone does not cause disease and illness, we are often more susceptible to common illnesses that we associate with older adults. In this module you will learn about memory loss, stroke, heart disease, falls, depression, and other healt...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Internet use among adults 65 and older is on the rise, and there are thousands of applications and web services that may be useful to the older adult. Those services introduced to the student in this module include defining mobile health (mhealth)...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Although most older adults experience their older years with supportive interactions with family and friends, some are subjected to challenging issues such as elder abuse, financial abuse, and so on. This module will share warning signs and strateg...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Each of us experiences aging in individual and unique ways. However, there are some common realities of aging that are important to know as we approach our later years, just as there are some myths that have been perpetuated. This module will help ...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Sexuality in later life has long been a taboo topic, rarely discussed and largely unappreciated. While this may be true, we know that older adults can remain sexually active across the later years of life and that sexuality can be an important com...(Read More)