Looking for a fulfilling, impactful career where you can make a difference in people’s lives? Interested in a stable field with a long-term growth outlook? Gerontology, the study of the biological, psychological and social elements of aging, might be the perfect fit.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.
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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 several various agencies, including the Benedictine Living Community of Duluth, 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.
The number of adults 65 years and older is growing faster than any other segment of the population. Since aging brings with it specific challenges and opportunities that warrant specialized services and care, those with a gerontology background are essential in every profession: medical, social, financial, administrative, residential and hospitality services. Recent graduates with a gerontology minor have pursued graduate study in gerontology or careers in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing, Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
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