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The Center for the Study of Aging is housed in the College of Health Sciences. One of the primary goals of the Center for the Study of Aging is to serve as a conduit between the university and community. By linking professionals engaged in practice with faculty and students, the Center synergizes the growth and progress of interdisciplinary research and service to help people of all ages lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. See Center History for highlights of Center accomplishments since its inception.

Gerontology Minor

A Gerontology minor prepares you to work with the elderly and learn about health and wellness across the lifespan

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Other Areas of Focus

In addition to Education and Training, the Center focuses on the following:

Policy Development

Generate data to inform public and private sector responses to population aging and to promote strategies that help everybody age well.


Contribute to needs assessments, program development, and evaluations of aging services and aging-related initiatives.

Community Partnership

Provide technical assistance and partnerships with service providers, government agencies, and community organizations on projects that advance their missions.

Vision and Mission

Our mission is to advance the well-being of older people by assuring that the university, our communities and our society prepare for the coming social revolution: the aging of the population.  Such preparation requires research, education, and collaboration to:

  • increase awareness of aging-related issues
  • produce knowledge about how to improve the quality of life as we age
  • foster expertise among faculty, policymakers, and community organizations
  • promote expertise and careers in aging

    Pictured right: CSA staff accept Molina’s Community Champion Award in 2020