Curriculum

Gerontologists in Demand, but Degree Programs Languish

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"There’s some scientific evidence that people with specialized training in aging give better care," says a researcher at a nursing-home association. But "right now it’s easier to find warm bodies than well-trained professionals."
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Academic gerontologists are sounding an alarm: As more Americans reach old age, universities are not producing enough specialists to meet their needs.

In recent years, programs such as those at Appalachian State University, the University of...

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