Aging Studies Program
104A Roosevelt Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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 mission of the Aging StudiesProgram is to enhance gerontological education, research, and service throughout the University and community. The Program represents a multidisciplinary field of study and practice providing leadership in interdisciplinary course and curriculum development. A major initiative is to infuse aging content across disciplines campus wide. The Program offers an undergraduate minor, a graduate certificate, and a graduate Certificate in Dementia that complements recognized disciplines and professions. The practice of community outreach is woven into all aspects of the Program. Content on gender and cultural diversity is incorporated throughout the curriculum. One of the primary foci of the Program is to offer education that enhances the student’s ability to effectively and compassionately work with and on the behalf of elders.
The mission of the Certificate in Dementia is 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; and 5) to inspire change in traditional approaches to dementia care.