The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Angela Hauger, Ph.D., L.P.
Tower Hall, Room 3650
Minor: 20 Credits
Certificate: Available to students who are not seeking a degree.
Through the Gerontology Directed Applied Project (GERO-DAP), students take their textbook knowledge and put it to work in a variety of appropriate settings. Students in the GERO-DAP have completed projects at a number of different agencies, including the Benedictine Health Center; Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging; the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; Edgewood Vista Senior Living and Retirement; and the Essentia Health-Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center.
With the number of adults 65 and older growing faster than any other segment of the population, those with a background in gerontology are needed and in demand. Recent graduates with a gerontology minor have gone on to pursue graduate study in gerontology or careers in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
"The gerontology courses have opened my eyes to the many issues older adults face, such as Alzheimer's disease. I believe that taking gerontology courses will benefit my career because I'd like to work in geriatrics, particularly with those who suffer from dementia. I also really enjoyed the internship at the Alzheimer's Association, where I still volunteer. No matter what your major is, I highly recommend the gerontology program."
– Stephanie Davich, ‘14
"The gerontology program provides a foundation of knowledge for students in all majors and career interests. The faculty have a passion for aging and provide lifelong career and academic mentorship. Because of my gerontology course work and internship, I got my first job during which I obtained a MS degree in gerontology. I moved on to the Minnesota Board on Aging, followed by my Ph.D. and my nursing home administrator's licensure. Now I have a successful consulting business in aging, working with large non-profit and government agencies. This is all a large part due to the gerontology program at CSS."
– Rajean Moone, Ph.D., ‘00