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The Gerontology Program

The St. Cloud State University Gerontology Program, a part of the School of Health and Human Services, is an interdisciplinary course of study providing students with an integrated perspective on aging and older adults. The program combines classroom instruction, service-learning, internships and other experiential activities in order to integrate current theory and practice in the field of aging. An undergraduate minor, a Master of Science degree, and a graduate certificate are offered.

What Is Gerontology?

Gerontology is the science that studies the process of aging in various dimensions: social, cultural, psychological, biological, demographic, political, legal, economic, educational, business and programmatic.

More about Gerontology (pdf)

Consider the Possibilities

The Gerontology Program offers personalized attention and a range of academic and applied opportunities to provide students with an integrated perspective on aging. The program is designed to provide a knowledge base for students with a wide range of career and personal goals, including, but not limited to: public policy and programs; retail consumer markets; health care; social services; banking and business; long term care; transportation and travel; international development; community planning and pursuit of an advanced graduate degree.

For an outline of the Program see Consider the Possibilities (pdf)

News and Announcements: SAVE THE DATE!

CIAW 2014


Educational Table, Atwood: Test Your Knowledge on Aging, MYTHBUSTERS (9:00 - 1:00)


Educational Table, Atwood: Exploring Careers in Aging (9:00 - 1:00) AND

Mr. Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten War, Informal Discussion and Q&A Session, Miller Center 122 - Ringsmuth Auditorium (2:00 - 3:15)


Educational Table, Atwood: Exploring the SCSU Gerontology Program (9:00 - 1:00) AND

Hands On Experience with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Atwood (10:00 - 2:00) AND

Annual Gerontology Program Open House, Stewart Hall 112 (4:00 - 6:00), featuring the infamous



Educational Table, Atwood: Advance Care Planning for ALL AGES(9:00 - 1:00) AND

Careers In Aging Community Panel, Atwood, Alumni Room (1:00 - 2:30)


Consider joining the Sigma Phi Omega and the Gerontology Club

Club meetings are held simultaneously in Stewart Hall 330

Wednesday, April 2nd 4:15 - 5:00

Wednesday, April 30 4:15 - 5:00 (This will be our end of the semester potluck celebration!)

Upcoming Events

Careers in Aging Week April 6 - 12

National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16

Community Health Fair April 23

MN Gerontological Society Conference April 25

The Gerontology Club, is for those who are interested in learning about older adults and aging. It's free to join, a great place to make connections and everyone is welcome at meetings.

Sigma Phi Omega, the National Honor and Professional Society for Gerontology, was formed in 1980 to recognize the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging. http://www.sigmaphiomega.org/

To Join or Renew your membership with Sigma Phi Omega, please click on the following:

SPO Membership Application and for renewal SPOMemberRenewalForm


******Summer 2014*****

Sign up now --  Summer 2014 Classes begin May 19th!

GERO 440/540             Advanced Care Planning Certification              Th               Dates & Times Vary

GERO 444/644             Internship                                                                           Hours Arranged

GERO 696                    Practicum (Plan C)                                                                Hours Arranged

GERO 697                    Starred Paper (Plan B)                                                         Hours Arranged

GERO 699                    Thesis (Plan A)                                                                     Hours Arranged

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Join us to stay up-to-date on events and activities of the Gerontology Program. You can find us by browsing "Gerontology Program - St. Cloud State University" or linking directly: Gerontology Program Facebook Page

Gerontology Alumni Survey

Are you a Gerontology Program alumnus? We would like to hear from you. Please complete the following survey, it will only take a few minutes of your time. Gerontology Alumni Survey


Contact Us:

Gerontology Program
School of Health and Human Services

360 Stewart Hall
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud , MN 56301-4498

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