Gerontology/Leadership in Aging Services

Gerontology is composed of an interdisciplinary team of academic experts who collaborate to offer outstanding education, research and service in health and aging. The program seeks to build vital partnerships with eldercare agencies, facilities and programs in the surrounding community.

Gerontology faculty associates specialize in key academic areas of the health and human sciences:

Faculty are from departments across the NIU campus including:

  • Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
  • Anthropology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Counseling, Adult and Health Education
  • Educational Psychology and Foundations
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Nursing  
  • Health Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Gerontology offers an undergraduate minor, an undergraduate certificate and a graduate certificate. Additionally, NIU offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, Adult Development and Aging, and an M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences, Specialization in Leadership in Aging Studies.

Contact Us

Yujun Liu, Ph.D.
Wirtz Hall 157

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