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.
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:
Consider joining the Sigma Phi Omega and the Gerontology Club
Club meetings are held simultaneously in Stewart Hall 330
Wednesday, March 19 4:15 - 5:00
Wednesday, April 2nd 4:15 - 5:00
Wednesday, April 30 4:15 - 5:00 (This will be our end of the semester potluck celebration!)
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:
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
We are now on Facebook!
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