Ger*on*tol*o*gy (n): The scientific study of aging and the elderly.
As director of the Gerontology Graduate Program at Appalachian State University. I'd like to invite you to join us in a revised and growing program.
Gerontology is the study of aging and the elderly. Why should you consider graduate study and careers that include Gerontology? Let me give you a few reasons:
- The population is aging rapidly.
And most needs of older people cannot be met by robots or computers. Think of the opportunities. Graduate study in Gerontology positions you professionally.
- Families are changing in important ways.
Graduate study in Gerontology prepares you to anticipate and assist in resolving issues of aging in your own family, and in families you might work with.
- An aging population means more goods and services targeted at older consumers.
Graduate study in Gerontology makes you a more valuable employee, and thus more marketable.
Graduate study in Gerontology empowers you in dealing realistically, pragmatically and effectively with your own aging and the aging of those close to you, and with the older persons and their families you may encounter in your work.
We offer a completely online 2-year Masters Degree in Gerontology. Alternatively, we offer a completely online 1-year Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. It is possible to start in the Certificate program and then, if you want, transition into the Masters Degree program (DOC). All courses are taught by full-time faculty with years of gerontology teaching and research experience.
I look forward to hearing from you.