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LEWISTON – A new bachelor’s degree program at Niagara University will train students to serve society’s elderly population. A program in gerontology, offered through the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, will introduce students to the study of aging and provide opportunities for experiential learning, including research training, internships and community service placements working with the elderly.

Applications are being accepted for the spring of 2014.

“As the senior citizen population in the United States continues to grow, there is a corresponding increase in the need to prepare a workforce with the appropriate knowledge, skills and values,” stated Susan E. Mason, Ph.D., the program’s coordinator.

Along with the 120-credit undergraduate program, a minor in gerontology is also available to students.

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