Elevated health. Epic life.

Gerontology: Concentration

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Empower others to live life to the fullest – just as God designed. That’s health science, at NGU. 

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Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
Exercise science. Gerontology. Health promotion and education. Whatever your passion, customize your coursework to fit your future foals.

Epic Life Depends on Everyday Decisions

And it takes someone like you, a health fanatic, to help others make the right decisions. From individual nutrition and fitness, to community-wide behavioral change, countless careers promote an elevated view of health.  

Athletic trainer. Chiropractor. Nurse. Nutritionist. Physical or occupational therapist. Strength and conditioning professional. Even speech pathologist. Push the limits of your future with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with. a concentration in gerontology from NGU. 

What Can I Do With a Degree in Gerontology?

Gerontology is the study of aging, focusing on the well-being of older adults and the various aspects of the aging process.

By exploring this field, individuals can make a positive impact on the lives of older individuals, promote healthy aging, and address age-related challenges.

Geriatric Care Manager
Social Worker
Nursing Home Administrator
Activity Director
Health Educator

Experience Learning While Staying Active

The Best Way to Learn is to Do

Not all internships are created equal. Office memos and coffee runs aren’t what you signed up. So, leave the 9-to-5 behind as you complete an intensive, 375-hour internship in your chosen area of study. It’s hands-on experience designed to launch your career to the next level.

Health Fair (Because You Care)

Each spring, NGU’s Health Science Department organizes a health fair on campus. Serve your NGU family and our local community. Invite local vendors to provide health screenings. Analyze these efforts and help maximize their impact on the health of our region.

That’s giving back for the greater good, at NGU.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Inspire!

Want to gain experience organizing a health-based event while encouraging your peers to get active? We’ve got you! Each fall, help coordinate NGU’s “Feel the Hill” 5K. Plan, promote, and operate a community health initiative without leaving campus.

Health Science Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

Christine B. Haltiwanger, PhD
Department Chair, Health Science
Steven A. Pearce, MS
Instructor, Health Science
Jeff Williams, DPT
Associate Professor, Health Science
Teresa Lyle, DNP
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
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