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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Gerontology (MS)

Mission

The mission of the UNCG Gerontology Program is to teach, research, and apply gerontological knowledge through collaborative relationships with academic disciplines, community organizations, and businesses to enrich the lives of older adults and their families. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in the profession and to serve older adults locally and nationally through the business, health, non-profit, and academic sectors.

Learning Outcomes
Apply the evidence base for gerontological practice in writing

Graduates will be able to apply the evidence base for sound gerontological practice in writing using appropriate research methods, with a strong emphasis on methods for students in thesis track.

Apply the evidence base for gerontological practice orally
Graduates will be able to apply the evidence base for sound gerontological practice in effective oral presentations (including clear, logical organization of material and appropriate use of technology for visual aids).

Describe the implications of the aging of the population.
Graduates will be able to describe aging from an integration of biopsychosocial and economic perspectives as well as the critical issues related to financial, policy, and cultural perspectives of an aging society.

Serve as a leadership resource on aging
Graduates will be able to serve as a leadership resource person on aging for services, programs or organizations.

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