Applied Gerontology

The concentration in applied gerontology instills a sound understanding of the processes of aging, a commitment to the pursuit of new developments and research, and a belief that the latter years of life have intrinsic value and offer potential for human fulfillment. The vision, knowledge and skills of professionals who embrace this philosophy will be increasingly necessary as our global communities seek to meet the needs of their growing populations of older adults.

Students in the interdisciplinary applied gerontology concentration may take:

  • 18 graduate credit hours in their primary fields of either health services or gerontology.
  • Must complete course work in one other related academic disciplines, such as anthropology, geography, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or sociology.
  • At least 6 credit hours must be completed in INSD (INSD 5110 and INSD 5940).

Students will develop a degree plan with the assistance of the INSD academic counselor.

For further information about the interdisciplinary applied gerontology program at UNT, please contact the interdisciplinary studies program coordinator, Toulouse Graduate School, Eagle Student Services Center, Room 354; 1155 Union Circle #305459, Denton, TX 76203-5017; 940-565-2383; insd@unt.edu.