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 two other related academic disciplines, such as anthropology, geography, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or sociology.
  • At least 6 credit hours must be completed in each of the three academic areas.

Students will develop a degree plan with the aid and approval of a three-member faculty advisory committee composed of representatives from their three academic areas of study. Unless a capstone course is selected to meet the graduate requirements, the committee will also serve to evaluate the final portfolio or project.

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.