A Rewarding Path

If you are looking for a rewarding and creative career path, the aging studies major can help you get there. 

The number of older Americans is unprecedented. The future will be in the hands of those who study aging. With a degree in aging studies you'll be especially prepared for the jobs created to serve this population -- jobs providing housing, transportation, health care, recreation, and more. Or you might become an educator or researcher studying sociology or psychology relating to older adults. You might consult with businesses to design products or develop services that benefit older adults. And the relative newness of the field means that starting your own business or coming up with an innovative idea are distinct possibilities.

What does it mean to study Gerontology?  Click here to read the complete article from World Wide Learn

The Gerontology Institute -- Providing Students Unique Opportunities

The aging studies program is administered through the Gerontology Institute, which has been established for years and has a national and international reputation of excellence. The Institute's partnership with Longview, an adult residential facility located very near the College, provides a unique learning experience for our students. This partnership features intergenerational programming which allows older adults to take classes on our campus and also encourages our students to become involved in activities at Longview.

To learn more about the Gerontology Institute and our Longview partnership, visit Gerontology at Ithaca.

Gerontologists Becoming a Hotter Hire as Consumers Age

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How is Aging Studies Related to Your Field of Study?

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IC's Aging Program Recognized by Assisted Living Today

Assisted Living Today, a provider of free senior care news and information, has recently released its list of the “Top 20 College Courses for Senior Care,” and Ithaca College's program made the list!

Tied Together: IC Connects Students with Elders

The spring 2014 issue of IC View magazine shows the many and diverse ways that IC students connect directly with Ithaca-area older people.

Ithaca College's Gerontology Honor Society received the 2016 Service Project Award for its intergenerational theater project, Age on Stage.

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Aging Studies Majors Have Great Internship Experiences

  • Zoe interned at The Elder Abuse Center.  Click here and go to page 2 to read about her experience.
  • Lauren interned at SAGE Eldercare in Summit, New Jersey. To read about her experience, please click here and go to page 5.
  • Vicki interned at the Senior Center in Hingham, MA. Click here to read the newspaper article about her productive summer experience.

Job Titles of Aging Studies Graduates

Check out these job titles of some of our IC grads with an Aging Studies Major or Minor:

  • Operations Manager for the Division of Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Outreach Specialist, Center for Disability Rights, Rochester, NY
  • Program Assistant, National Academy for State Health Policy, Washington, D.C.
  • Case Manager for the Elderly/Disabled, Ithaca Housing Authority at Titus Towers, Ithaca, NY
  • Adult Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner for Partners Health, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northhampton, MA
  • Aging Services Aide, Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care, Elmira, NY