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Careers in Gerontology. Gerontology in Your Career. The Major for the Millennium (or the Minor that enhances all Majors!). Program Mission Gerontology is an applied interdisciplinary program that fosters study of the aging process along

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Careers in Gerontology

Gerontology in Your Career

The Major for the Millennium

(or the Minor that enhances all Majors!)

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Program Mission

Gerontology is an applied interdisciplinary

program that fosters study of the aging process along

the life continuum; particularly the years after 65, focusing on individuals, families, and communities.

It is designed to promote an understanding of gerontological issues within scientific biological, psychological, socio-cultural, life long learning, and political contexts.

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True or False

All seniors suffer from depression.

Most seniors live in poverty.

Seniors are stuffy and cantankerous.

Elders are crabby because they don’t have any friends.

All senior citizens are senile and forgetful.

At retirement, most seniors become frail and reclusive.

Most seniors live in retirement homes.

Older adults dislike teenagers.

Young people don’t like seniors.

There are only a few careers that incorporate senior issues.

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*Radio DJ

What kind of music would you play?

*Music lessons

Why would a senior want to take music lessons?

*Performance

Music that caters to senior preference.

*Music Therapy

How can music help heal emotional wounds?

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Home Service Careers

Caseworker

In-home Supportive Services

Architect

Interior designer

Carpenter

Safety advisor

Medical Equipment Supplier

Real Estate Agent

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Elder Advocacy Careers

Lawyer

Detective

Crime Scene Investigator

Ombudsman

Adult Protective Services Worker

PublicPolicy

Advocacy

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Nutrition/Dietetics

Vision Specialist

Doctor

Hearing Specialist

Hospice Worker

Home Health Nurse

Pharmacist

Physical Therapist

Psychologist

Occupational Therapist

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Business Careers

Marketing

Financial Planning

Insurance

Management

Actuary

CPA

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Economics

Journalism

Art

Recreation

Music

Tourism

Theatre

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Bachelor of Science Degree Course Work

48 Units

Minor Course Work

21 Units

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Special Masters

A unique opportunity to design your own

Master’s Degree

Combines the Gerontology Certificate

with another discipline of your choice

Gerontology Certificate Enhance Any Career

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Certificate in Gerontology

  • GERO 200 Adaptation to Age Related Changes
  • GERO 221 Models for Successful Longevity
  • GERO 222 Managing Disorders in Elders
  • GERO 295 Internship/Project
  • GERO 101 Elder Care continuum Services & Strategies
  • GERO 102 Social Policy for an Aging Society or
  • GERO 103 Applied Care Mgmt in Gerontology Practice
  • GERO 299 Special Problems
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Gerontology

College~Career~Life

Formatted by Nancy Murrish and Jen Silmaro for the Gerontology Student Ambassador Program: Fall Semester 2008