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Rie Kobayashi, LMSW, PhD Interim Director
102 Senior Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.828-1335
fax: 509.359.4568

Aging Studies

The Center for Studies in Aging, administratively located within the College of Social Sciences, serves as the coordinating entity for the university's multi-disciplinary Aging Studies minor. This program draws upon the university's existing resources in such fields as social work, sociology, biology, psychology, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, health sciences, recreation and leisure services, physical education, economics and various ethnic studies programs.

What are the degree options?

The program is designed to prepare students for careers in the development, management, and provision of services to older persons. Another major thrust of activity at present is directed toward increasing the number of aging-related courses by departments of the university. With this accomplished, students interested in careers in the field of aging, either as practitioners or researchers, will have opportunities to expand their knowledge of aging along with their chosen discipline.

We are currently updating this program's web site.  In the meantime access the following link for information on Aging Studies.

Aging Studies - Catalog

What can I do with my degree?

Careers include:

  • Management of public and private agencies serving older persons
  • Administration of residential care facilities for the elderly and the management and direction of social
  • Leisure and health services to older persons
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