Adult Development & Aging/GerontologyPrint
Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on the characteristics of aging populations and the needs of older individuals in family and institutional settings. This includes instruction in the biological and psychological stages of aging; the provision of dependent care; serving the social, economic, and psychological needs of aging adults; related public policy issues; and adult community resources.
- A certificate or associate degree prepares individuals for support or paraprofessional positions with social service agencies.
- A bachelor's degree is desirable for positions in nursing, nutrition, as a social worker, or in the field of biology.
- A graduate degree is usually required to teach in college, provide psychological counseling and therapy, or work as an anthropologist.
- Daycare Operator (Child/Adult)
- Director (Social Service)
- Geriatric Aide
- Home Economist
- Human Services Worker
- Recreation Leader
- Social Worker