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What is gerontology?

Simply put, gerontology is the study of aging.  This includes the study of normal, age-related changes in people’s social, mental, and physical states, as well as the things that can go wrong in those areas.

Gerontology draws on many disciplines, such as biology, psychology, sociology, business, and technology to understand aging and develop ways to promote the best health and quality of life as we age.

What Are career Opportunities for someone with a gerontology certificate?

While expertise in the study of aging can boost graduates’ employability in any field, those interested specifically in careers in aging will also find many opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:

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What does iSU’s gerontology program require?


What are the benefits of a gerontology certificate?


Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship:  Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.  Deadline:         Essay topic and details found at

In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

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