The gerontology master's degree program is designed to prepare students who plan to work directly with older people or who will be involved in education or research related to aging issues.
This program provides students with the core competencies identified by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education and draws on the expertise of graduate faculty and graduate courses from several universities.
Graduates of the gerontology master's program are often involved in:
- health promotion programs
- directing intergenerational activities
- managing senior centers or retirement communities
- counseling older people and their families
- helping people plan for their retirement
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The gerontology master's degree is offered through the Center on Aging in the K-State College of Health and Human Sciences.
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