Western Kentucky University

Gerontology Education

Gerontology is the study of aging

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Why study aging? Populations are aging world wide. Every 8 seconds, someone turns 60 in the United States. People born today can expect to live beyond their 75th year. The age group growing fastest in our society and in many other countries is the "very old", people aged 85 and older.

What jobs and career opportunities are available? Every profession needs experts in aging. These include: financial services, human services, religious organizations, health care, government agencies, and retirement communities.

 

Click here to learn more about the Gerontology Minor

 

Click here to learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

 Last Modified 8/14/13