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Gerontology


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Pennington Building
(775) 784-1324

Gerontology is a dynamic and innovative field in which students can pursue a wide range of topics and interests. Inherently, gerontology is interdisciplinary and transcends traditional career options. Careers in advertising and marketing, engineering, architecture, healthcare, social services, as well as recreation and leisure industries are just a few areas in which knowledge in gerontology can be applied.

The Gerontology Academic Program provides up-to-date knowledge on the physical, psychological, communicative, and social aspects of aging. Through faculty mentoring relationships that foster student research and critical thinking, student scholars are prepared to apply theoretical knowledge to age-related issues and problems facing a growing elder population. Since older adults represent such a large part of society, Gerontology is a vital area for all students - especially those who plan to work in fields related to human services, public health, public administration, nutrition, nursing, psychology, law, business, speech pathology, social work and many other professions. Through the interdisciplinary study of gerontology, students gain a broad base of knowledge about aging in the United States and international cultures, an understanding of the health and psycho-social aspects of aging, and an awareness of services that constitute the aging network.

For application, advisement and additional information please call (775) 784-1324, email gero@unr.edu or stop by either the Sanford Center for Aging located in the Center for Molecular Medicine Building, Room 150 or the Division of Health Sciences Student Center located in the Sarah Fleishmann Building, Room 204B. We invite you to visit our website at http://www.unr.edu/sanford/programs/gap .

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