Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

Gerontology is the interdisciplinary study of the aging process and issues related to an aging society. Although much of the focus of gerontology is on older adults and later life, the field recognizes the value of understanding the full life course—the human experience of aging.

Our Mission

The University of Utah Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program's underlying purpose in research, teaching, and service activities is to prepare the next generation of leaders in the field of aging.  We are committed to developing and disseminating knowledge that leads to improved health and quality of life among individuals, families, and communities throughout the life course. 


Courses and programs are open to students from ALL academic disciplines and professions. We also offer all of our courses in an online learning format, making this an ideal program for those living at a distance, working professionals, or others who need the flexibility that online degree programs offer.

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Latest News

Oct 21, 2013

Utah Aging Alliance Recognizes Professor Michael Caserta with Pioneer Award


On Friday, October 11, University of Utah College of Nursing Professor Michael Caserta, PhD, inaugural holder of the Robert L. and Joyce T. Rice Presidential Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging, saw his efforts to help establish the Utah Aging Alliance come full circle when he was presented with the organization's Pioneer Award. The award recognizes significant contributions to advance the field of aging in Utah.... Read More