Graduating at age 70, Chestnut’s story is unlike any other.
Did you know that career opportunities for students interested in work in the aging field are expanding? This is largely because people 65 years old and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. And, although there are a broad range of exciting career opportunities in aging, there are not enough professionals to keep pace with the increasing demand.
On Wednesday, January 16th, all Gerontology Minor students and Gerontology Club members were invited for pizza and socializing as we jumped into a new year and a new semester. We also gave a gift to all our students who are graduating this year.
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.
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.