Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Waters College of Health Professions

Gerontology Concentration

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*located on the Armstrong Campus

Did you know that careers in the aging are going to be among the next big things in the 21st century workplace? Americans are living longer and represent diversity in needs and interests. The aging population will make up over 60 percent of the U.S. population by the year 2030. Gerontology, the study of the processes of aging and older adults, prepares individuals to understand what to expect and how to prepare for their own aging and to assist those who are close to them who are increasingly ill or frail.

Program Highlights

  • An interdisciplinary field of study that examine the biological, the psychological, the social, the economic factors and dimensions that make up the aging experiences of individuals as well as how the “aging population” affects the way we organize in various societies.
  • Students are presented with a theoretical and practical overview of the field of gerontology.
  • Students will have supervised experience in a clinical setting with older adults in the form of community service, projects and practicum experiences.
  • Students will be exposed to gerontological research and major public policy as well as how these impact aged adults.
  • Program consists of a total of  124 credit hours.

Potential Careers:

  • Aging Services Administrator
  • Elder Law
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Engineer
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Health Educator
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Neuropsychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Forms

Gerontology Practicum Guidelines

Gerontology Practicum Documents

Last updated: 9/17/2019

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