The gerontology program prepares today's students to understand the complex processes of aging. Gerontology is vital to those choosing a career in health care, public administration, education, business, recreation, social work, nursing, nutrition, psychology, speech pathology, audiology, law and many other professions.
The Gerontology Academic Program (GAP) has primary leadership responsibility for developing gerontology education at the University of Nevada, Reno and seeks to be recognized as a national leader and premier learning site for under-graduates, graduate students, and professional providers interested in the field of aging. In collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Gerontology Curriculum Committee (IGCC), GAP provides up-to-date knowledge on the physical, psychological, communicative, and social aspects of aging. Through faculty mentoring relationships that foster student research, critical thinking, and practical application of theoretical knowledge, student scholars are prepared to enter a variety of challenging careers in the field of aging.