Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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

The mission of the graduate certificate in dementia is to prepare future leaders who will improve the quality of life and care of persons with dementia by promoting personhood, participation and citizenship at the individual, family, professional and societal levels.