Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields. 

End-of-Life Care

The Institute’s Associate Director, Dr. Anne Glass, is working to improve end-of-life and palliative care in Georgia through research and information dissemination.

Community Outreach

The Institute and its students are involved in a plethora of community outreach activities, including the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program.

Annual Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology & Geriatrics

Led by the Institute for 25 years, the conference promotes student professional development, sharing of important work, and networking opportunities.

Community Outreach

Gerontology students participate each year in The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 

Public Health & Older Georgians

The Institute is charged with a leadership role to highlight and address public health issues among older Georgians. (Photo courtesy of AOA)

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The Certificate courses help students prepare to tackle the challenges of our aging population, whatever the student’s interest may be.

Earn a Master of Public Health in Gerontology

The MPH at the University of Georgia was developed to address the critical need for highly trained public health professionals. Through coursework and field learning experiences, MPH students receive training to provide service and leadership in public health in the state of Georgia, for the nation, and around the globe. The 2-year program is designed for health professionals who wish to expand their skills, knowledge, and expertise, and for students who wish to build a career in public health.

UGA offers the MPH with a concentration in Gerontology.  Please click the following links for more information.