Title

Bridging the Gap between Academic Gerontology and the Educational Needs of the Aging Network

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2007

Abstract

Colleges and universities have failed to meet the long-recognized, growing need for nonacademic-credit gerontology education. With the explosive growth of the aging network, other organizations have readily responded to the fast-growing market. Results of two needs assessments over a 5-year period demonstrate employers' higher support for noncredit gerontology educational experiences over for-credit academic degree programs. The Professional Development in Gerontology Certificate Program at Kennesaw State University, which has grown substantially over the past 7 years, is a viable model for easy adoption by other colleges and universities who wish to meet community needs for gerontology noncredit education.

Journal

Educational Gerontology

Journal ISSN

1521-0472

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

209

Last Page

220

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/03601270600894055