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Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field focused on the processes of aging in older adults. 

The experience of aging is a rich process that begins at birth. Every individual undergoes changes in their social lives, cognitive health, emotional responses, and physical bodies as they develop. Gerontology takes advantage of the knowledge and skills from a broad range of disciplines to understand the aging process; provide better resources, products, and care to older adults; and prepare people for their own aging experiences.

We believe that supplementing your education with gerontology will be an asset to your future. Gerontology can be related to any major or interest – that is one of the great things about this area of study.  If you don’t see a connection between your passion and the study of aging, give us the chance to help you find it!

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

Core Courses Supportive Courses
HED 473 Health Aspects of Aging CST 354 Health Communication
PSY 358 Adulthood and Aging CST 336 Family Communication
  ESS 443 Fitness Across the Lifespan
  GEO 300 Population Geography
  HED 320 U.S. Health Care System
  PSY/SOC 422 Death, Dying and Bereavement
  PSY 434 Clinical Neuropsychology
  RTH 329 TR-Populations
  RTH 345 Recreation Therapy in Older Adults
  SOC 320 Demography
  SOC 338 Sociological Aspects of Work

If you are enrolled in credits for volunteer experiences or internships that are focused on aging, contact us. You may be able to earn credits towards completing your emphasis.

Upcoming Events

Creative Imperatives
Monday, Feb 26, from 2:15-3:40. Centennial 1404. Please join us for a screening of the documentary, Cyber Seniors, with a disucssion following the film. This film explores the intersection of lifelong learning, technology use and intergenerational relationships between adolescents and older adults. The generational gap lessens, as adolescents and older adults learn from one another about life, friendship and the internet. Click the link to view the trailer: