Gerontology Students in a Classroom

Department of Gerontology

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About Gerontology: Populations are aging worldwide. People are living longer and the number of older persons is growing rapidly. Gerontology is the study of the economic, physical, emotional, social, and practical effects of aging. The field of gerontology is broad and the demand for professionals is increasing. Students enjoy small classes in a supportive, personalized learning environment in one of the oldest departments of gerontology in the world.