The Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program administers educational offerings leading to the undergraduate and graduate certificates (15 credits) in gerontology and a master's degree (34 credits) in gerontology. Certificates are fully available online making the program very accessible for students who cannot travel to campus. The program is also customizable making it a good fit for the student who needs flexibility. The primary areas of research are family care giving, quality care in nursing homes, end-of-life, suicide survivorship, prison hospice, intergenerational relationships, autism spectrum disorders in adulthood and aging, and grief and bereavement.
The gerontology interdisciplinary program is affiliated with the following:
Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing
University of Utah Center on Aging
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
Most faculty are also members of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).
Programs (certificate and MS degree) are open to students from ALL academic disciplines and professions and serve to prepare the next generation of leaders for rewarding careers in the expanding field of aging. The MS degree in gerontology is an inter-professional degree with interdisciplinary content leading to optimal career opportunities.