Gerontology: Aging & Older Adulthood

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Gerontology is the study of aging and older adulthood. Students are generally interested in working to improve the lives and well-being of older individuals, typically through areas such as case management, housing, long term care, services and supports, physical health, and social opportunities. Our program offers the only Bachelors in Gerontology in the state of Oregon. Our mission is to provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation of core knowledge and skills drawn from the fields of gerontology, psychology, social work, health, political science, communications, and business. Students will gain competence in accessing, evaluating and integrating sources of knowledge within the field. They will develop and refine essential skills through service-learning and practicum experiences. Graduates will apply such knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with an understanding of professional standards and practice.

mEET GERONTOLOGY MAJOR RACHEL FELDHAUS

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Gerontology Department Head:

Dr. Melissa Cannon (Fall 2018)
cannonm@wou.edu | (503) 838-8512

 

Dr. Margaret Manoogian (Winter & Spring 2019)
manoogim@wou.edu | (503) 751-4201

 

Behavioral Sciences Division Chair:

Dr. Ethan McMahan
mcmahane@wou.edu | (503) 838-8634

 

Division Administrative Assistant:

Linda Kunze
kunzel@wou.edu | (503) 838-8344