Senior Games

Gerontology and other health students travel to St. George, Utah each fall to provide health screenings for the participants of the Huntsman World Senior Games. Find out how you can get involved.

Minor Requirements

BYU offers a Minor in Gerontology to supplement students' training in their major field. Declare the minor in your Academic Advisement Office.

Student Opportunities

Gerontology students are eligible for scholarships, service awards, internships, and research opportunities.

BYU Gerontology is on Facebook and Instagram!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for Gerontology Program events and opportunities. Facebook: GerontologyBYU Instagram: @byugerontology.

Research Grants

Funding from the BYU Gerontology Program is available for BYU faculty who are conducting research related to the physical, psychological, or social aspects of aging in the later years. Josue Gonzalez and Allen Weinert are students doing Alzheimer’s disease research in Scott Weber’s lab.


The Gerontology Conference is held annually in March. The conference gives students the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field and to present their research.


BYU students screen athletes at Senior Games

Gerontology students were among the dozens of BYU students who donated 4,600 hours over the course of two weeks to conduct health screenings for senior athletes from 30 countries and every state in America. Working at the Senior Games offers students a healthy example of active aging.

Persistence pays off for 70-year-old film graduate

Graduating at age 70, Chestnut’s story is unlike any other.


Miami Internship

Four BYU Gerontology students recently went to Miami Jewish Health Systems in Florida to work with Dr. Marc Agronin, his staff, and the residents of their facility. They received exceptional hands-on training. We are now accepting applications for this internship opportunity for 2020. 

Click here for more information.

Stress, Exercise and Drugs

Dr. Jeff Edwards, a Gerontology Faculty Affiliate from BYU's Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology, will present this year's Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled: "The Brain’s Ability to Learn and Adapt: Stress, Exercise and Drugs." All are welcome to attend.

Student Social

All Gerontology Minor students and Gerontology Club members will be invited to get together on January 15th for pizza and socializing as we jump into a new year and a new semester. We will have a gift for all of our students graduating in 2020!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday December 25


Wednesday January 1

New Years

Wednesday January 15

Student Social for all Gerontology Students: there will be pizza, prizes, a guest speaker, and graduation gifts

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Friday January 17

Applications Due for Internship in Miami, Florida

All Events