Greetings from WKU AGING
Where age is more than a number
Welcome to WKU Aging!
WKU Aging is guided by the belief that optimal aging is attainable on both the individual and community level and requires implementing holistic strategies.
Interested in learning more about aging?
WKU offers a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies and undergraduate students may complete a Gerontology Minor and a Aging Specialist Certificate. Related options include a Health Studies Major with a concentration in Gerontology, Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Health or a Long Term Care Certificate.
Students have a number of opportunities to work in the field of aging and are nurtured by a chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, the national honor society for aging and C.O.R.E. (Companions of Respected Elders).
Interested in research about aging?
The Center for Gerontology is an applied research center funded partially through the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP). Efforts include promoting age friendly communities, enhancing long term care delivery, preventing disease, injury and disability, and maximizing financial and physical independence.
Located within a historically rural environment, WKU Aging recognizes the value of interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration in developing approaches that respect the needs of older adults and the communities where they age. Committed to balancing gerontological theory with practice, the Center nurtures dynamic partnerships between agencies working on aging issues, Western Kentucky University and the international community.
For more information, please contact the Department of Applied Human Sciences, 270-745-4352.