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A page within Gerontology

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 2024 Course Offerings

Core Courses Supportive Courses
HED 473: Health Aspects of Aging CST 336: Family Communication
  ESS 443: Fitness Across the Lifespan
  HED 320: U.S. Health Care System
  SOC 338: Sociological Aspects of Work and Life


RTH 445: Recreation Therapy for Older Adults


*If you are completing a gerontology related internship, please contact us for credit to be considered.

*Please contact us for approval for supportive course credit if you have a gerontology-related internship.