Aging Well: Aging Field Offers Growing Career Options

As the population of older adults rises, the field of Gerontology is growing and expanding including professionals in nursing, art therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, physicians, dentists and more.  Many gerontology programs focus on a whole-person approach to healing which encompasses people from all different professional backgrounds.  “The great thing about the field of gerontology is that individual from just about any experiential background can qualify because aging is relevant to every dimension of life,” said Susan Collins, assistant professor of gerontology and coordinator the gerontology program at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Steamboat Pilot & Today, November 2, 2009
 
Written By: Tamera Manzaneros