The online Associate of Applied Science in Gerontology develops the research and societal skills necessary for students working with an aging population, allowing them to assist the elderly in the areas of health care services, financial and legal services, leisure, life-long learning, hospitality, fitness and wellness. Coursework is comprised of topics applicable to students interested in the social, mental, and physical changes in humans as they age, including Aging and Addiction, Ethical Issues, Psychology of Adult Development, Social Gerontology, and Cultural Differences in Death and Dying. The study of gerontology may be applied to a wide variety of careers, including medicine, social work, therapy, sociology, psychology, urban planning, public health, nursing, and economics.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Portland Community College is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score