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Gerontology/Leadership in Aging Services

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Gerontology is composed of an interdisciplinary team of academic experts who collaborate to offer outstanding education, research and service in health and aging. The program seeks to build vital partnerships with eldercare agencies, facilities and programs in the surrounding community.

Gerontology faculty associates specialize in key academic areas of the health and human sciences including social gerontology, audiologyhealth educationmedical laboratory sciencesnursingnutritionphysical therapypublic healthfamily and consumer scienceshospitality, and courses related to administration and management of health and aging services.

Faculty are from departments across the NIU campus including:

  • Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Counseling, Adult and Health Education
  • Educational Psychology and Foundations
  • Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology