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: Seminar in Cognitive Aging

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 1 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Availability of Assistantships in AD&A: Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships

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.

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

Updated February 2014

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) (College of liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Department of Human Development)

Department of Human Development

Center for Gerontology

Number of Faculty in AD&A: 4 Full Time, 0 Part Time

Number of Faculty affiliated to APA Division 20: 4 APA Division 20 members, 1 APA Division 20 Fellows

Research Interests of Faculty: Risk of falling, older women, health, daily diaries, intergenerational programming, caregiving, friendship and support networks

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Graduate Students: Adult Development and Aging I & II, Aging in Social Context, Health of the Elderly, Practicum and Field Study, Human Development Theory, Professional Practices in Human Development, Legislation and Policy in Human Development, Program Planning and Evaluation in Human Development, Grant Development and Administration in Human Development, Theory Construction in Human Development

Courses and Specialized Seminars in AD&A for Undergraduate Students: Human Development II: Adulthood and Aging, Issues in Aging

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. Tina Savla
Department of Human Development (0416)
Center for Gerontology (0426)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Telephone: (540) 231-2348
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)

Updated February 2014