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Gerontological Studies and Services (BS) Program Assessment


The Gerontological Studies and Services degree program is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that provides an opportunity for students to develop a compassionate and constructive view of older adults and the processes and challenges of aging. It prepares students to assume leadership positions in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of geriatric health education programs and the delivery of services to older adults and their families. Graduates of this program will be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level, or to enter employment in their chosen field.


  • 1. Utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.
  • 2. Relate biological theory and science to understanding senescence, longevity and variation in aging.
  • 3. Relate social theories and science of aging to understanding heterogeneity and inequality in the context of aging.
  • 4. Distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.

The Gerontological Studies and Services (BS) Program is part of the school of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, Health and Human Performance Department