With a growing aging population, the health care and social work job markets need experts who are dedicated to working with older generations. Illinois State is one of just two universities in the state that offers instruction for this high-demand specialization.
The Gerontology sequence gives you the skills to develop, deliver, and manage services that meet the needs of the aging. You will be prepared for advanced practice in a variety of areas, including:
Earn a Graduate Certificate
Focusing on Gerontology gives you the opportunity to earn the Social Aspects of Aging certificate from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The graduate certificate offers you a diverse curriculum from several departments and schools within Illinois State. You will also get hands-on experience in an agency with aging adults.
Sample Plans of Study
View these sample plans of study to get an overview of your courses and time in the Gerontology Practice specialization.