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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