program in gerontology

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Gerontology courses at URI are offered at both undergraduate and graduate levels in several academic disciplines, including Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Adult Education, Sociology, and Political Science. We also offer Continuing Education workshops for currently practicing health care and human service professionals.

older adult smilingIt is important to take courses that fulfill degree requirements from the beginning. Students who wish to specialize in aging are advised to contact the Program in Gerontology early in their university studies to ensure maximum flexibility and opportunities.

Undergraduate Major

Students wanting intensive coursework in aging can major in Human Development and Family Studies, creating a customized “track” in gerontology in consultation with their advisor.

Undergraduate Minor

Students in any major can complete 18 credits in approved gerontology courses and qualify for the minor in gerontology.

Graduate Certificates

Continuing Education

Health care and human service professionals interested in continuing education may enroll in workshops and other programs offered by the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center.

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