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.

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Eye disease in the U.S. and throughout the world is expected to triple in the next three decades, making it all the more important for those caring for our aging population to learn about preventing eye disease. This module will discuss how the...(Read More)

1.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Despite great advances in LGBTQ+ rights, discriminatory practices still exist that create significant barriers to quality health care for this group. This module will explore the history of inequality towards the LGBTQ+ population, barrier...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

The growth of the aging population and subsequently, the increase in the incidence of vision loss and blindness, will tax our current health care system greatly. Because of this, we expect to see formal and informal caregivers play a larger rol...(Read More)

2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Nearly 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. While most individuals are diagnosed after the age of 65, 4-10% have a form of the disease called Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease (YOAD), also known as Early-Onset Alzheimer's. ...(Read More)