Ger*on*tol*o*gy (n): The scientific study of aging and the elderly.
Aging and Gerontology
As director of the Gerontology Program at Appalachian State University, I'd like to invite you to join us in an evolving and growing program.
Gerontology is the study of aging and the elderly. Why should you consider undergraduate and graduate study and careers that include Gerontology? Let me give you a few reasons:
- The population is aging rapidly.
America’s largest generation ever – the Baby Boomers – began turning 65 in 2011, and will continue to do so through 2029, at the rate of 10,000 per day! And most needs of older people cannot be met by robots or computers. Think of the opportunities. Acquiring knowledge and skills in Gerontology will position you well for the growing number of careers working with or for the elderly.
Due to State Authorization, the Graduate School can no longer accept applications for online programs from prospective students from Alabama, Maryland, or Massachusetts.
Director of Gerontology
Appalachian State University