Excellence in Aging

School of Social Work

Program Description

The Excellence in Aging micro-credential is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to improve the care and well-being of older adults, their families, and caregivers, and to prepare current and future professionals to successfully work with and on behalf of the older population. The program is intended to strengthen and increase the availability of providers, and to enhance direct practice and leadership skills in gerontology. This micro-credential consists of two courses and a non-credit seminar series, which may be completed in a fully online or hybrid format.

Program Contact

Louanne Bakk
668 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Email: louanneb@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1861


  • Graduate

Who is Eligible

  • Both UB and Non-UB students

Credit or Non-Credit

  • For Credit

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Average Time to Completion

  • Three Semesters

Skills Obtained*

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork