Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field and can be applied to a variety of careers and professions.
The population around the globe is aging and this demographic shift influences every aspect of society. One in eight Americans is over the age of 65 and this number will continue to grow. We need experts who are trained in gerontology to address the policy and service needs of this new population of elders. We need scholars to research issues of aging from a variety of fields of study, such as psychology, sociology, physical therapy, nursing, education, exercise science, social work, real estate, economics, public health, criminal justice and many others.