Department of Family, Aging & Counseling

Welcome to the new Department of Family, Aging & Counseling, offering programs focused on the health and well-being of families, communities and individuals, across the lifespan.

Our undergraduate programs in family services and gerontology provide a strong foundation on family dynamics and healthy aging, preparing students for a future career or advanced education across a variety of fields and placements.

The department also houses a flexible graduate counseling program, purposely designed for working professionals, with both school and clinical mental health specializations.

Gerontology students in dementia simulation house
Education. Empathy. Empowerment.

Dementia Simulation House

The Department of Family, Aging & Counseling also houses UNI's Dementia Simulation House, an innovative hands-on learning experience that helps educate campus and community partners on what it’s like to live with dementia.