In 1989 the 24-credit gerontology certificate program was approved by the University Courses and Curriculum. In 1991 the 18-credit gerontology minor was approved.
The GAP has primary leadership responsibility for developing gerontology education at UNR 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.