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Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology

The Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology, founded in 1976, coordinates multidisciplinary credit certificate programs in gerontology at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Institute of Life-Span Development and Gerontology has grown into a campus-wide program involving more than 63 faculty in more than 20 different departments, representing six colleges. Students in the certificate programs carry out field placements at numerous community service settings. There are more than 40 courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research, education, training and service support has been received from the U.S. Administration on Aging, National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, AARP Andrus Foundation, Ohio Department of Aging and Area Agency on Aging 10B. The Institute also served as a major site for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center Consortium on Aging and Development Disabilities involving seven universities in six states.

The Institute houses the Tri-County Senior Olympics.

Website: Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology

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