Virginia
Graduate studies in the psychology of adult development and aging

Following are data on academic programs in the state that provide a specialization in adult development and aging. Data include titles of courses and seminars offered number of faculty with a specialization in adult development and aging, psychology specializations integrated with the study of adult development and aging, administrative organization of the program, availability of assistantships and traineeships in the program, practicum and internship placement opportunities and web addresses and contact persons for the program.

University of Virginia (Department of Psychology)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Course 1 – Seminar in Cognitive Aging, Course 2 – Quantitative Methodology

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 2 Full Time, 2 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Title of opportunity:  NIA Training Grant on Quantitative Modeling in Aging

Brief description: NIH Predoctoral Fellow with tuition, stipend and research expenses

Contact: John Nesselroade

Teaching and Research Assistants

Brief description: Teaching Assistantships are available to most graduate students and Teaching Fellowships (responsibility for own course) are awarded to about 4 students each year.

Brief description: Research Assistantships are available on funded grants.  Contact the faculty member directly.

Department of Psychology

NIA Training Grant on Quantitative Modeling in Aging

Brief description: NIH Postdoctoral fellow

Contact: John Nesselroade

Contact:
Timothy Salthouse 
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
102 Gilmer Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4400
Telephone: (434) 982-6320
Website

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (Human Development)

Courses and Specialized Seminars Offered: Adult Development and Aging I & II, Theory and Research in Aging, Aging in Social Context, Community Based Services for Older Adults, Social Policy and Aging, Health of the Elderly, Nutrition and Aging, Housing Management for the Elderly, Housing for Special Groups, Seminar in Gerontology, Practicum and Field Study

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 6 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research and available department funding; also available through Center for Gerontology (research, teaching, administration)

Availability of Postdoctoral Opportunities in AD&A: Dependent on individual PI funded research.

Specializations: developmental, social, health.

Practicum and Internship Placements: Veterans Administration Medical Center, on-campus Adult Day Services center, Center for Gerontology, Area Agency on Aging, community retirement and residential facilities, social service agencies, geriatric health assessment team, senior centers.

Other Relevant Information and Comments: Center for Gerontology coordinates research and Gerontology Forum speaker series. Graduate Certificate in Gerontology available in conjunction with any relevant master's or doctoral degree program on campus or as a non-degree graduate student. On-campus Adult Day Services with intergenerational programming and research. Individualized program of study and thesis or dissertation research.

Contact:
Dr. Rosemary Blieszner
Department of Human Development (0416)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-5437
Email

Dr. Karen A. Roberto, Director
Center for Gerontology (0426)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-7657
Email

Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Human Development (0416)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-4794
Email (graduate secretary)