Geriatric Health & Wellness

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Center for Healthcare Education
4000 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Program Coordinator

Advocate for the Aging Population


Become a leader of health care teams; an advocate for the elderly and their families; a sophisticated care provider; and a respected innovator whose ideas and actions help improve geriatric care.

Study Geriatric Health & Wellness at Sacred Heart University

The Geriatric Health & Wellness program engages students in the study of normal and abnormal aging, community, health care delivery systems, ethics and other relevant topics. Students focus on the unique health and wellness needs and risks of older adults; learn how to provide care to the disabled elderly; study the changing societal roles of elders; and examine the factual aspects of the aging process.

The program provides service and leadership opportunities through the student-led geriatric program, S.M.I.L.E. (Students Making an Impact in the Lives of Elders). The club raises awareness of aging issues on campus and in the community.

You can pursue study of Geriatric Health & Wellness through a variety of programs:



Explore your options. Learn more about Sacred Heart’s Geriatric Health & Wellness programs today.

Latest News

SHU Breaks Ground on Center for Healthcare Education

June 18, 2015

Sacred Heart University broke ground today on a new building to house its Colleges of Health Professions and Nursing. Located at 4000 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, the Center for Healthcare Education will be three stories comprising 117,000 square feet on 8.7 acres. “Like the recently completed Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center, the new Center for Healthcare Education will provide our students with all the latest technology used in their future professions,” says SHU President John J. Petillo.