MS in Gerontology
Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health
Loma Linda, USA
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The MS in Gerontology is a 48-unit program that emphasizes a multidisciplinary biopsychosocial-spiritual study of aging and aging processes. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills required to enhance and support the lives of older adults and their families in the community and geriatric practice settings.
Gerontologists may be employed in hospitals, nursing homes, or retirement communities, either working directly with older adults or in administrative roles overseeing proper care procedures. Many gerontologists work in advocacy or as consultants and/or directors for community programs and senior centers. Teaching and research are also career options.