UNCG Gerontology Program

School of Health and Human Sciences

Whether you choose to work directly with older adults or in fields that serve this population indirectly, the Gerontology Program has options for studying aging that will  give you the skills and experience you need.

Why Gerontology?

Americans are getting older.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 88.5 million Americans will be 65 or older by 2050. Compare that to 40.3 million for that age group in 2010.

It is easy to see why studying the physical, mental, and social changes of our aging population is worth considering.

UNCG Gerontology Program Mission

To teach, apply, and create gerontological knowledge through collaborative relationships with academic disciplines, community organizations, and businesses to enrich the lives of older adults and their families. Graduates are prepared to be the leaders in the profession and to service older adults locally and nationally through the health, business, non-profit, and academic sectors.