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About the Program

The Aging Studies program's advisors offer individual consultation with students. With personal advising, students are able to receive consistent feedback and direction which can best meet personal and professional objectives.



The Aging Studies Program will be recognized for offering exemplary education for undergraduate and graduate students, relevant interdisciplinary research, and dynamic community partnerships in the field of aging.



The mission of the Aging Studies Program is to enhance and promote aging education, research, and service throughout the University and community.

The mission is accomplished through an interdisciplinary approach to advance scholarship, curriculum development, and community collaboration.  The academic programs within the Aging Studies Program provide students and professionals with skills to meet the diverse needs of a growing older population and position themselves as leaders in the aging field.


Certificate in Dementia Mission Statement:

  1. To further the knowledge and understanding of dementia as a unique cognitive disorder.
  2. To examine the global impact of dementia on individuals, families and health-care professionals.
  3. To introduce and demonstrate evidence-based research and the implications for best practice.
  4. To challenge students and health care professionals to become more person-centered, passionate and creative in their work.
  5. To inspire change in traditional approaches to dementia care.


The Aging Studies Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096