For Students

If you are an undergraduate student, your training in aging and gerontology begins here. Visit the tabs on this page for learning opportunities and resources available to you.

If you are pursing graduate studies, you will find that the Center brings together faculty, post-doctoral and pre-doctoral trainees from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. This cross-disciplinary structure allows our students to access unique “problem-focused” training opportunities without being constrained by traditional academic boundaries. We are committed to nurturing the career development of each and every one of our trainees. Educational personalized -- independent thinking and the pursuit of specialized interests are the norm. Having access to all faculty for mentoring, from the most senior professors to those who are junior, facilitates this endeavor.

The Center provides training in the context of a broad range of research projects that fall into five thematically connected areas:

  • Developmental Methodology

  • Daily Experiences

  • Health Behaviors

  • Work-Family Health Interventions for Healthy Aging

Visit Research for more details about each of these themes.

Travel Funding Requests

Penn State students who are presenting the results of their research or creative work at national or regional professional conference may request financial support to defray the costs of attendance at the conference. The application for travel funds is available here.