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Gerontology is the study of aging in the context of the entire life span.
As the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world, the Davis School has a long tradition of forging new pathways in the field of aging.
A multidisciplinary institution from its inception in 1975, the Davis School was built on the bedrock of excellence in aging research.
www.usc.edu /dept/gero   (218 words)

  Gerontology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gerontology is the study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself.
It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly.
Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gerontology   (387 words)

 Center for Gerontology | Virginia Tech
Established in 1977-78, the Center for Gerontology serves as the organizational unit and focal point for aging-related activities at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The Center's primary mission is to foster and facilitate multidisciplinary research that enhances the quality of life of older adults.
The Center is the administrative unit for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
www.gerontology.vt.edu   (105 words)

 Certificate in Gerontology
Gerontology is the study of the process of aging from diverse perspectives.
In addition, the study of gerontology examines the impact of social, political, economic, and health care policies on the welfare of the elderly – a rapidly growing segment of the U.S. population.
The Gerontology Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside shows potential employers that you have the educational experience necessary to relate to the needs of our aging population and that you are motivated and prepared to work in this field.
oldweb.uwp.edu /academic/gerontology   (190 words)

 Gerontology - Clinical Medical Sciences - University of Newcastle
Gerontology is a key research group in the world-leading Institute for Ageing and Health (IAH).
Gerontology's mission is to deliver excellence in research and training for fundamental scientific study of the ageing process.
Gerontology is also part of the School of Clinical Medical Sciences in the University's Faculty of Medical Sciences collaborating with groups engaged in clinical study of age-related frailty, disability and disease, human genetics, nutrition, and other disciplines.
www.ncl.ac.uk /medi/research/gerontology   (209 words)

 SFU Gerontology Research Centre and Programs
The Gerontology Research Centre (GRC) was established in 1982.
The associated Department of Gerontology was established in 1983.
The centre houses the Imperial Oil Gerontology Research Collection whose catalogue is available online and offers a full range of information services supported by a full time information specialist.
www.sfu.ca /grc   (232 words)

 Programmes in Gerontology
Gerontology is a field of study that examines adult development and aging and the issues that affect older persons — the frail and the healthy.
The certificate in gerontology is a professional-development programme for students who have had a minimum of one year of work experience in the field of aging.
Students declare the gerontology major at the end of their second year of the Bachelor of Arts degree programme if they have successfully completed the compulsory introductory courses: GERO 2013 Introduction to Gerontology and GERO 2023 Multidisciplinary Issues in Aging.
www.stthomasu.ca /prospective/programmes/gero.htm   (1047 words)

 Gerontology Program - Missouri State University
Gerontology as a field of study, is growing as the number of older people within our society grows.
Majors in Gerontology are exposed to an interdisciplinary curriculum offering a broad base of knowledge as it is applied to the aging process and issues of concern to the elderly.
Advisors in gerontology have an open door policy and meet regularly with students to guide them through their academic careers to enhance their job placement potential upon graduation.
psychology.missouristate.edu /gerontology   (378 words)

Graduates with a minor in gerontology work with and for the elderly in such diverse positions as senior center director, researcher, physical therapist, nurse, social worker, speech pathologist, home economist, dietician, engineer, educator, counselor, business administrator, marketing specialist, recreational director and many more.
SDSU belongs to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education which assists in organizing gerontology curriculum in higher education in the U.S. Faculty teaching courses for the gerontology minor belong to a large number of research and practice organizations which assist in networking for jobs, research and further education.
The gerontology minor is a flexible program which encourages students to tailor course selection to their unique needs and career goals.
hdcfs.sdstate.edu /Gerontology.htm   (796 words)

 Gerontology Department
Gerontology, the study of aging, is a multidisciplinary field that examines the biological, psychological, social, and health/fitness aspects of the aging process.
The Beverly and Arnold Miller University Scholarship in Gerontology is open to continuing junior/senior students with a declared minor, emphasis, or concentration in aging or gerontology and to graduate students accepted into the M.S. in Gerontology degree program.
The baccalaureate must be in gerontology or a related field in conjunction with an undergraduate minor, certificate, or emphasis in gerontology or the equivalent.
www.fullerton.edu /catalog/academic_departments/gero.asp   (2191 words)

 Gerontology Program
Gerontology is the study of the processes of aging.
Gerontology is multidisciplinary; that is, it includes the perspectives of numerous disciplines concerned with the physical, mental, and social aspects of life.
People from many backgrounds are turning to careers in gerontology, responding to the changing population and the new awareness of the needs of the elderly.
www.emich.edu /gerontology   (152 words)

 Gerontology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Gerontology Education Program was established in 1980 through the cooperative efforts of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Aging.
The study of gerontology at these levels is designed to provide people educated in various disciplines with the background needed to work in programs related to aging and the aged.
The multidisciplinary gerontology program is offered to all UAB students in good standing with the sponsorship and support of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Health Related Professions, and the Center for Aging.
main.uab.edu /show.asp?durki=24894   (1482 words)

 Careers in Gerontology
This interest is due in part to the fact that the field of Gerontology, the study of processes associated with aging, is expanding as the number of older Americans continues to increase, fast outpacing other segments of the population.
Careers in gerontology include activities that are focused directly or indirectly on the study and care of older persons.
The Gerontology Certificate Program perches on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary study to offer educational and practical preparation to students who are committed to advancement and sensitive to the needs of America’s aging population.
www.gmu.edu /departments/gerontology/career.htm   (698 words)

 GERONTOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Completion of at least one broad-based undergraduate course in Gerontology or the Professional Development Program in Gerontology previously offered through the Office of Continuing Education, Extension and Summer Sessions at UNC Charlotte.
Examination of variety of qualitative and quantitative methods used in research on aging and analysis of Gerontology research from a range of disciplines.
Attendance at lectures of an undergraduate class in Gerontology may be included among course requirements.
www.uncc.edu /gradmiss/catalog/Gerontology.htm   (1108 words)

 Bowling Green State University
Gerontology, the study of aging, is an expanding area of interest.
With these trends in mind, BGSU instituted one of the first bachelor's degrees in gerontology in the country.
There is a strong emphasis on helping older adults adapt to aging in positive ways, ever mindful of their uniqueness and their individual dignity.
www.bgsu.edu /departments/crju/Gero_main.html   (437 words)

 biology - Gerontology
Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biology aspects of aging.
Gerontologists are responsible for educating older people by giving informative presentations, publishing books and articles that pertain to the elderly population, and producing relevant films and television programs.
Biogerontology is the subfield of gerontology dedicated to studying the specifically biological processes behind aging.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Gerontology   (291 words)

 Pruett Gerontology Center
In 1986, the Gerontology Center was established as an effort to meet the needs of service and leadership within an aging population.
Since 1986, the Pruett Gerontology Center has worked to develop a curriculum in the study of aging, to respond to church and community service needs, and to develop a resource center to serve informational needs of individuals and organizations.
The Gerontology Center is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
www.acu.edu /academics/cas/gerontology.html   (203 words)

 Gerontology Graduate Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The graduate study of gerontology is designed to provide people educated in various disciplines with the background needed to work in programs related to aging and the aged.
The main goals are to provide students with a thorough background in existing theory and research in gerontology, and to supplement their existing backgrounds and professional disciplines.
The curriculum consists of one required course, Core Issues in Aging (GRD 600); a required research project or relevant internship; and three gerontology electives chosen from a roster of courses approved by the Committee on Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Gerontology.
main.uab.edu /show.asp?durki=23988   (356 words)

 Mount St. Mary's College - Department of Gerontology
The gerontology major is interdisciplinary and grounded in the excellent liberal arts tradition of Mount St. Mary’s College.
Gerontology consists of an exploration of the biopsychosocial dimensions of life course development, with a focus on the rapidly expanding aging population of the United States.
In the 21st Century, careers in gerontology are projected to expand rapidly, with demand remaining high over the next several decades.
www.msmc.la.edu /pages/209.asp   (156 words)

 URI Program in Gerontology Home Page
The URI Program in Gerontology was founded in 1958, making it one of the oldest in the nation.
Because Rhode Island ranks among the states with the highest percentage of elderly persons in the U.S., the program has a unique responsibility and opportunity for education, research and service in the field of aging.
Gerontology at URI is a University-wide program, with participating faculty from several academic departments and colleges.
www.uri.edu /hss/gerontology   (137 words)

 Gerontology Page1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Gerontology Minor is tailored to enhance many majors and reflects the mission of Augustana College.
The thrust of the minor is an interdisciplinary one, drawing on coursework provided in a variety of disciplines that emphasize the liberal arts and pre-professional programs.
Gerontology encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, spiritual, and social aspects of the aging process.
www.augie.edu /dept/soci/ggpg1.htm   (203 words)

 Age and Ageing: Teaching medical gerontology in Europe
In some European countries the need for specialized knowledge in medical gerontology has been recognized for many years, while in other countries this need has hardly been recognized at all and yet professional qualifications of any European country have to be accepted by all.
In countries without a recognized specialty in medical gerontology it is none the less possible to claim status as a specialist since doctors with a training in the specialty cannot be denied access to work.
GEMPG proposes the term 'medical gerontology' to comprise both clinical practice and the science of age ng in its relevance to medicine.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2459/is_n3_v23/ai_15465824   (1316 words)

 Bachelor of Applied Arts (Family Studies and Gerontology)
The Family Studies and Gerontology program offers two options: (1) Gerontology, which focuses study on issues related to aging, and (2) Family Studies, which encompasses a study of individuals and families across the life course.
Students wishing to enter gerontology or family studies should consult with the department upon entry to the University to plan their sequence of courses.
Students in the gerontology option who wish to become certified by NCFR and FSC should consult the department to ensure that they have taken the necessary courses in order to meet certification requirements.
www.msvu.ca /calendar/Undergraduate/Bachelor-AppliedArts-FamilyStudiesGerontology.asp   (884 words)

 Welcome to the Gerontology Homepage!
The NIU Gerontology Program is licensed as an approved nursing home administrator continuing education sponsor by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Gerontology faculty members specialize in the areas of Allied Health, Communicative Disorders, Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology.
Together, Gerontology faculty members provide an important, growing educational contribution to everyone concerned with enhancing the well-being of elderly citizens and their families in the Northern Illinois area.
www.chhs.niu.edu /gero   (325 words)

he specialization in gerontology offered by Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, one of the oldest gerontology programs in the country, prepares social workers to assume leadership roles in the delivery of services to older adults and their families, in program planning and evaluation, and in policy formulation and analysis.
Specialized gerontology courses provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge in the aging process, health and mental health issues, the aging service delivery network, and social policies that affect the elderly and their families.
Recent graduates of Berkeley's Gerontology specialization currently work in positions such as geriatric case managers, psychiatric social workers, long term care planning specialists, adult day health center program coordinators, and adult protective service workers.
socialwelfare.berkeley.edu /academic/gerontology/ger_index.htm   (274 words)

 California State University, Fresno - Gerentology Dep.
Our nation’s steadily increasing older population is creating a unique demand for well educated individuals to understand the field of aging and competent professionals to work with elders.
Gerontology is also based upon many important concepts of aging, which are presented through an organized course of study.
Core courses--gerontology and cross- listed interdisciplinary--are designed to present comprehensive biological, psychological, cultural, and sociological theories related to the life-long aging process.
www.csufresno.edu /gerontology   (83 words)

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