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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
Gerontological Frameworks

Graduates will be able to utilize gerontological frameworks to examine human development and aging.

Theory
Graduates will be able to relate biological, psychological, and social theory and science to understanding aging.

Humanities and Arts
Graduates will be able to develop comprehensive and meaningful concepts, definitions and measures for well-being of older adults and their families, grounded in Humanities and Arts.

Aging Outcomes
Graduates will be able to distinguish factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.

Gerontology Perspective
Graduates will be able to develop a gerontological perspective through knowledge and self-reflection.

Ethics
Graduates will be able to adhere to ethical principles to guide work with and on behalf of older persons.

Communication
Graduates will be able to engage, through effective communication with older persons, their families and the community, in personal and public issues in aging.

Collaboration
Graduates will be able to engage collaboratively with others to promote integrated approaches to aging.

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