Academics

Gerontology

The gerontology program at Nazareth College is interdisciplinary and consists of 18 credit hours. Students may combine a minor in gerontology with coursework from any department; some combinations in the past have been with communication sciences and disorders, social work, psychology, nursing, and physical therapy, and also specialized Nazareth programs including music therapy.

A one-semester internship program at a local agency/institution is available and recommended. Classroom instruction is reinforced and supplemented by an opportunity to apply learning achieved in a work setting. In such a quality experience, students are provided with:

  • Contacts with professionals in the milieu of their work activities.
  • Direct contact with genuine problems and issues in the field of aging.
  • Knowledge of ways in which society responds to various problems and issues of aging raised in the classroom.
  • An opportunity to evaluate their personal responses to working with or for older persons.
  • A "learning lab" in which to test theoretical concepts and to define or refine clinical experiences.

Course Offerings

Required
Electives

Contact Information

David W. Steitz

David W. Steitz

Associate Professor
585-389-2738
dsteitz4@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 338H
Additional Positions:
Director in Gerontology
gerontology program at Nazareth College, Rochester NY

Example Careers

  • Adult Education Programs
  • Home Health Care Management
  • Senior Center Management
  • Aging and the Built Environment
  • Health and Aging Policy
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Legal Analysis and Advocacy
  • Marketing, Design and Product Development
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Technology and Aging
  • Human Resources
  • Volunteer Program Management
  • Long Term Care Administration