VCU’s Department of Gerontology in the College of Health Professions was founded in 1976 and remains the only MS in Gerontology in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission to promote optimal aging for individuals and communities is evident through our innovative graduate and continuing education, scholarship, and university-community partnerships. Our graduates further our person-centered, transdisciplinary mission all over the country and globe.
Join VCU Gerontology Dept. Chair Dr. Tracey Gendron and Gerontology Program Director Prof. Jen Pryor at one of our upcoming info sessions. Select the topic that piques your interests and goals, and register today.
Public Health and Gerontology | Wednesday, November 10 11:00 – 11:30am
Learn about the types of careers available to gerontologists within the field of public health. From safety and medication management to administrative leadership and policy in public health -- there is a path for anyone interested in this exciting and impactful field of study. Click here to register
Your New Career: Opportunities for Gerontology Newcomers | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
Has the pandemic changed the way you feel about your life -- and your career? Join us to learn about gerontology as an ideal field for a new career path, with flexible opportunities and meaningful, impactful work. Students not only uncover a wealth of knowledge about the societal impacts of aging and the fascinating science behind this life stage, but embark on a personal journey to learn about themselves, their communities, and their career opportunities. Click here to register
Assisted Living Administration: Open the Door to this Career | Wednesday, February 9, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
Be the change and usher in a new era of leadership in the field of assisted living. VCU Gerontology is the top choice for anyone looking to join this field or enhance their career. With licensed Assisted Living Facility Administrators who are also faculty members in the VCU Department of Gerontology, VCU Gerontology has the only NAB accredited degree program earning a Master’s in Gerontology with an Assisted Living Administration emphasis in the United States. Click here to register
BONUS Feb. Info Session: Learn about the 15-credit graduate certificate in aging studies | Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
VCU Gerontology's mission to promote optimal aging for individuals and communities is evident through our innovative graduate and continuing education, scholarship, and university-community partnerships. Our graduates further our person-centered, transdisciplinary mission all over the country and globe. Join VCU Gerontology Dept. Chair Dr. Tracey Gendron and Gerontology Program Director Prof. Jen Pryor to learn all about the 15-credit graduate certificate in aging studies! A key opportunity for all interested in this rapidly growing population and field. Click here to register
Dementia and Brain Health Research Opportunities at VCU Gerontology | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
Learn about exciting research and ongoing initiatives at VCU Gerontology and the Virginia Center on Aging related to brain health, cognitive decline, and dementias. Myriad opportunities for students exist within this growing field, from rigorous academic research to nonprofit administration and support, and more. Click here to register
Policy and Advocacy in Gerontology | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
Our alumni are changing the world. Join us to learn about how VCU Gerontologists can make an impact in public policy and advocacy work. The career opportunities for VCU gerontologists are wide in scope and practice. Gerontologists lead policy implementation and advocate for a better future for elders today, and for the elders of tomorrow (in other words, all of us!). Click here to register
Social Justice at VCU Gerontology | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 11:00 – 11:30am
Hear about VCU Gerontology’s mission to end ageism that seeps through every layer of daily discourse in society. All gerontology programs include the scientific study of age, aging, and the aged, including aspects of the social, psychological, and physical/biological spheres of aging. But for VCU Gerontology, it’s a social movement and academic program rolled into one. VCU Gerontologists shift culture for the better, in order to improve outcomes for our communities and to liberate ourselves. Click here to register