Across the country, long-term care providers are experiencing a shortage of qualified and committed direct-care workers to address the needs of America's aging population. The Center for Gerontology at Western Michigan University was initiated to address that need. We now offer a Minor in Long-Term Care Administration. For those who choose not to complete the minor, we offer a three-course "pathway" to prepare you for state nursing home administrator exams.
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Gernant Scholarship Recipients
In 1975, the Leonard and Frances A. Gernant Gerontology Scholarship Fund was created to ensure that gerontology have a place at WMU. The award provides funds for individuals dedicated to a career in health and human services with an emphasis on the aging. Meet the recipients.