The Chesley Center on Aging

The Chesley Center on Aging serves as the hub for aging-related resources and research on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus as well as the portal for collaborations with community agencies and institutions.



AgeWork is an online career center operated by the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging

The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging provides advocacy, information, resources and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice.



Most Aging Studies programs require an internship or practicum to develop students’ application of knowledge and skills in aging-related settings.

Internships for the Aging Studies minor and the Master’s in Aging Studies are coordinated through the Dept of Sociology and Corrections. More information about requirements, the process for identifying an agency, and the goals and objectives of the internship can be found here:

Practicums for the Long-Term Care Certificate programs follow the Administrator in Training (AIT) guidelines established by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). Completion of this practicum is a requirement for licensure eligibility as an administrator through the MN Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS). The AIT practicum is a highly structured 1,000 hour training under the supervision of an approved preceptor.

Information about the AIT program can be found here:

Please contact the Director of Aging Studies for more details about the practicum for the Long-Term Care Certificates.