May 5, 2014
Gerontologists in Demand, but Degree Programs Languish
Academic gerontologists are sounding an alarm: As more Americans reach old age, universities are not producing enough specialists to meet their needs.
In recent years, programs such as those at Appalachian State University, the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and San Diego State University have been reduced in size, folded into other departments, suspended, or eliminated outright.
Gerontologists say such retrenchment, combined with low enrollments in remaining programs,