Ithaca College established the Gerontology Institute in 1992 to serve as a campus and community resource that promotes and supports research, curriculum development, community education, and community service activities in gerontology. The Institute offers a major and a minor in aging studies for undergraduates. As part of our mission to serve as a community resource, the Institute offers training for professionals in health and aging services through a number of internally funded and grant funded initiatives. Recent and ongoing projects include:

Students enrolled in our programs benefit from the diversity the Institute offers as well as the availability of the Institute's director and faculty members to answer questions regarding career options, graduate programs, travel opportunities, and much more.


Assisted Living Today, a provider of free senior care news and information, has a list of the “Top 20 College Courses for Geriatrics and Senior Care,” and Ithaca College's program is on it! Click here for the full list.

The criteria used for selecting the top courses on the list include quantitative measures and metrics from a number of educational resources, as well as the company's own research coupled with the input of the senior living editorial staff at Assisted Living Today.

Gerontology Institute Mission and Vision Statements

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Elizabeth Bergman's article "What You Should Know About Palliative Care" was published in the Ithaca Journal on Monday, February 22, 2016. Click on the title to read the article.

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CURRENTS March 2015 Cover

The March 2015 issue of CURRENTS magazine features an article that highlights Ithaca College as one of the lifelong learning institutes in the United States.

Tied Together: IC Connects Students with Elders

The spring 2014 issue of IC View features the many and diverse ways that Ithaca College students enrich their learning by connecting with older people.

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

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