All Programs

  • Students will develop a gerontological perspective through knowledge and self-reflection.
  • Students will engage collaboratively with others to promote integrated approaches to aging.
  • Students will learn to promote life-long learning opportunities across the life span to enhance personal development social inclusion and quality of life.

Human Development and Aging (HD&A)

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate biological theory and science to understanding senescence, longevity and variation in aging.
  • Students will relate psychological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability, and change in aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will develop comprehensive and meaningful concepts, definitions and measures for the well-being of older adults and their families, grounded in Humanities and Arts.
  • Students will learn to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.
  • Students will engage in research to advance knowledge and improve interventions for older persons.

Lifespan

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate biological theory and science to understanding senescence, longevity and variation in aging.
  • Students will relate psychological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability, and change in aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will learn to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.
  • Students will engage in research to advance knowledge and improve interventions for older persons.

Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG)

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate biological theory and science to understanding senescence, longevity and variation in aging.
  • Students will relate psychological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability, and change in aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will learn to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.
  • Students will promote older persons’ strengths and adaptations to maximize well-being, health, and mental status.
  • Students will promote quality of life and positive social environment for older persons.
  • Students will learn to employ and design programmatic and community development with and on behalf of the aging population.
  • Students will learn to employ and generate policy to equitably address the needs of older persons.
  • Students will engage in research to advance knowledge and improve interventions for older persons.

Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG)

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate psychological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability, and change in aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will develop comprehensive and meaningful concepts, definitions and measures for the well-being of older adults and their families, grounded in Humanities and Arts.
  • Students will promote older persons’ strengths and adaptations to maximize well-being, health, and mental status.
  • Students will promote quality of life and positive social environment for older persons.
  • Students will learn to employ and generate policy to equitably address the needs of older persons.

Master of Arts in Aging Services Management (MAASM)

  • Students will learn to adhere to ethical principles to guide work with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will learn to recognize ethical standards and professional practices in all phases of work and research with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will engage in personal and public issues in aging through effective communication with older persons, their families, and the community.
  • Students will promote older persons’ strengths and adaptations to maximize well-being, health, and mental status.
  • Students will promote quality of life and a positive social environment for older persons.
  • Students will learn to employ and design programmatic and community development with and on behalf of the aging population.
  • Students will address the roles of older persons as workers and consumers in business and finance.
  • Students will learn to employ and generate policy to equitably address the needs of older persons.

Master of Arts in Long-Term Care Administration (MALTCA)

  • Students will learn to adhere to ethical principles to guide work with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will learn to recognize ethical standards and professional practices in all phases of work and research with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will engage in personal and public issues in aging through effective communication with older persons, their families, and the community.
  • Students will promote older persons’ strengths and adaptations to maximize well-being, health, and mental status.
  • Students will promote quality of life and a positive social environment for older persons.

Master of Science in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity (MSNHL)

  • Students will learn to adhere to ethical principles to guide work with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will learn to recognize ethical standards and professional practices in all phases of work and research with and on behalf of older persons.
  • Students will engage in personal and public issues in aging through effective communication with older persons, their families, and the community.
  • Students will promote older persons’ strengths and adaptations to maximize well-being, health, and mental status.
  • Students will promote quality of life and a positive social environment for older persons.

Master of Arts in Medical Gerontology (MAMG)

  • Students will learn to understand the danger of stereotypes, myths, and false assumptions about aging and inherent biases towards older people.
  • Students will learn to create relationships and communicate effectively with older people and their families.
  • Students will learn to understand the differences between normal changes with aging and diseases of aging.
  • Students will analyze the complexities related to multiple chronic diseases.
  • Students will evaluate the risks associated with poly pharmacy.
  • Students will learn to create and effectively manage a health care team.
  • Students will understand the psychological aspects of aging.
  • Students will learn to evaluate the role of technology in the health care management of older adults.
  • Students will learn to apply the principles of safety, comfort and convenience as they relate to the built environment.
  • Students will learn to understand the role of nutrition in the prevention of disease.

Master of Arts in Senior Living Hospitality (MASLH)

  • Students will learn to analyze financial structure and accounting practices related to senior living organizations
  • Students will learn to understand the principles of revenue management
  • Students will learn to understand accounting marketing, branding, and public relations related to senior living
  • Students will learn to create a culture of competency and caring based on a deep understanding of aging, age related diseases, and family dynamics
  • Students will learn to analyze the demographic shifts, social attitudes, and changing desires of the future older adult population

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will promote quality of life and positive social environment for older persons.

PhD Programs

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate psychological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability, and change in aging.
  • Students will relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity, inequality, and context of aging.
  • Students will develop comprehensive and meaningful concepts, definitions and measures for the well-being of older adults and their families, grounded in Humanities and Arts.
  • Students will learn to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.
  • Students will promote quality of life and a positive social environment for older persons.
  • Students will learn to employ and design programmatic and community development with and on behalf of the aging population.
  • Students will learn to employ and generate policy to equitably address the needs of older persons.
  • Students will engage in research to advance knowledge and improve interventions for older persons.

Biology Programs

  • Students will utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • Students will relate biological theory and science to understanding senescence, longevity and variation in aging.
  • Students will distinguish concepts and theories of aging using a biological framework.
  • Students will learn to synthesize biology with other gerontological ways of understanding human aging.
  • Students will learn to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.
  • Students will engage in research to advance knowledge and improve interventions for older persons.