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.

2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits by older adults to emergency rooms, and are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries that result in hospital admissions for older adults. Falls are also the leading cause of injury deaths in o...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Frailty has been defined as a geriatric syndrome characterized by increased vulnerability due to loss of reserves and resilience. Frail elders are more prone to falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality. As the U.S. population older than ...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Medications are a useful tool to help treat and prevent disease in older adults. However, there are many factors that make it more complicated to balance the benefits versus the potential risks of medication use in this population. This module wil...(Read More)