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At a Glance

The Institute on Aging (TU-IoA) was founded in 1978 with a prime focus on research and education. Until August 2002, the TU-IoA was located on Temple University’s Main Campus at which time it was moved to the Health Science’s Campus.

TU-IoA’s mission is to serve as the focal point for Temple University activities in the field of aging and to promote interdisciplinary education, research and outreach. The Institute is responsible for developing and implementing interdisciplinary educational programs of study, research and community services through established centers and programs of excellence in aging.

Approximately 70 faculty members from across Temple University campuses are listed in the Faculty and Affiliate Directory.


Certificate in Gerontology Program: 18-credit hour program for undergraduate and graduate students at Temple University, as well as non-matriculated individuals who have a college degree. University course offerings are used to meet the requirements. In most instances 15 credits of the major will meet this requirement if approved. 3 credits are independent study either literature research or interact with older relatives or friends or study in nursing homes or retirement communities with a report.


The TU-IoA fosters collaborative efforts with various departments and colleges throughout the University, including the School of Medicine, TU-Ambler Campus-Center for Sustainable Communities and the College of Health Professions and Social Work.

Service and Outreach

Talks and lectures on various health related topics are available to professionals and groups of older adults.


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