Psychology

Gerontology

Gerontology is a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding human functioning in the later years of life.

Gerontology Minor

Courses draw upon the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences, which reflect the complex environments in which we live and age. Through courses and internships, you will become aware of the issues facing our growing aging population.

Gerontology Club

Open to undergraduate students of all majors interested in gaining experience working with, and for, older adults.

Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

National academic honor and professional society in gerontology recognizes the excellence of those who study gerontology/aging, and of the professional aging service personnel.

Community Partnerships

Students experience intergenerational learning, service-learning, and civic engagement through the following partnerships.

St. John’s Collaborative for Intergenerational Learning (SCIL)
St. John’s Senior Living Communities

Gallery

    Students and elders from St. John's Meadows discuss views related to the "Issues in Aging" course.
    Over 50 students, staff, and family members participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.
    SCIL discussion about issues faced when choosing a senior living community and the right college.

    Internships

    A one- to two-semester internship at various aging services providers, hospitals, and senior living communities is recommended to supplement and reinforce learning. Learn more.

    Contact Information

    David W. Steitz

    David W. Steitz

    Associate Professor in Psychology
    Director in Gerontology
    585-389-2738
    dsteitz4@naz.edu
    Golisano Academic Center 338H