Professor: Margaret Manoogian
Associate professor: Melissa Cannon
Dual appointed professor: Tamina Toray
Provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation of core knowledge and skills in aging and older adulthood drawn from the fields of gerontology, psychology, social work, health, political science, communications, and business. Students will gain competence in accessing, evaluating, and integrating sources of knowledge within the field. They will develop and refine essential skills through service-learning and practicum experiences. Graduates will apply such knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with an understanding of professional standards and practice.
- Identify the needs of older adults and assess different approaches to address those needs.
- Explain the cognitive, physical and social changes associated with older adulthood.
- Apply perspectives from two or more disciplines to understand the needs of older adults.