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 information and updates. Facebook: GerontologyBYU Instagram: @byugerontology.

Minor Requirements

BYU offers a Minor in Gerontology to supplement students' training in their major field.

Conference

The 28th Annual Gerontology Conference at BYU is held each year in March. Visit the Conference page for more information.

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.

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.

News


And I Continue: A Conversation about Dance and Aging

Watch the incredible journey of older dancers in this documentary directed by Kate Monson, a Faculty Affiliate of the Gerontology Program, and read more in the BYU News.

Noteworthy Singer Studies Gerontology

BYU Gerontology student Camille Jones (center in the picture) is a member of BYU's all-female a capella group, Noteworthy. This group has had recording sessions, a music video, and a Texas tour this year.

Longevity Secrets of Utah Centenarians

A recent post by Jake Rogers and Dr. Jeremy Yorgason enlightens us on the biological, psychological, and social factors shared by people who live past their 100th birthday.

Events


Student Social

On Wednesday, January 16th, all Gerontology Minor students and Gerontology Club members are invited for pizza and socializing as we jump into a new year and a new semester. Come to 3252 WSC from 6-7pm. We will have a gift for all our students who are graduating this year!

Sending Students to Miami

Two 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 have finished accepting applications for this internship opportunity in 2019. 

Click here for more information.

Study Abroad in Italy

The Society, Behavior, & Health International Studies Program, led by BYU Professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, invites students to the Italian island of Sardinia for an exceptional learning experience. Dr. Holt-Lunstad is an Affiliate of the Gerontology Program. Part of the experience includes interviews with centenarians in this "Blue Zone." Watch the incredible video.