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    Gerontology is a multidisciplinary field focused on the processes of aging in older adults. 

    The experience of aging is a rich process that begins at birth. Every individual undergoes changes in their social lives, cognitive health, emotional responses, and physical bodies as they develop. Gerontology takes advantage of the knowledge and skills from a broad range of disciplines to understand the aging process; provide better resources, products, and care to older adults; and prepare people for their own aging experiences.

    We believe that supplementing your education with gerontology will be an asset to your future. Gerontology can be related to any major or interest – that is one of the great things about this area of study.  If you don’t see the link, give us the chance to help you find the connection between your passion and the study of aging!


    ***Partial list of Gerontology Emphasis courses to be offered in SPRING 2016*** 

    Core Courses

    HED 473 Health Aspects of Aging (3)

    PSY 358 Adulthood & Aging (3)

    SOC 303 (formerly SOC 399Generations and Age in the Social World (3) 

    Supporting Courses

    CST 336 Family Communication (3)

    ESS 443  Fitness Across the Lifespan (3)

    HED 320 U.S. Health Care System (3)

    PSY/SOC 422 Death & Dying (3)

    PSY 434 Clinical Neuropsychology (3)

    RTH 326 TR -Populations (3)

    RTH 345 Recreation Therapy in Older Adults (3)

    SOC 320 Demography (3)

    NEW OPTION: MGT 400 Health Systems Planning and Management (3) **This class can be counted by emailing program coordinators to override credits into the emphasis**

    Interested in Studying Abroad and getting Gerontology Credits??? Drs. Jecklin and Srinivasan are participating in the 2016 Study Abroad Trip to London. PSY/SOC 422: Death, Grief and Bereavement CHE 200:Public Health for the Educated Citizen will both be offered and both count towards the Gerontology Emphasis. It is a great way to get gerontology experiences and visit a fantastic city. Contact either of the faculty with your questions!