Gerontology

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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 a connection between your passion and the study of aging, give us the chance to help you find it!

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

Core Courses Supportive Courses
HED 473 Health Aspects of Aging ESS 443 Fitness Across the Lifespan
PSY 358 Adulthood and Aging HED 320 U.S. Health Care System
SOC 303 Generations and Age in the Social World PSY/SOC 422 Death, Dying and Bereavement
  PSY 434 Clinical Neuropsychology
  RTH 326 TR-Populations
  SOC 325 Sociology of Mental Illness
  SOC 420 Health Care & Illness

NEW CLASS OPTIONS: CST 339 Communication and Aging  **This class is in the process of being added to the supportive credits of the emphasis. It can be counted by emailing program coordinators to override credits into the emphasis**

Upcoming Events

Aging Simulation
Experience the potential challenges and conditions adults may face as they age.
**Due to potentially nasty weather** The event will be in Whitney Dining Center from 12:00-1:30, Wednesday, March 23.
 
Film Screening: Still Dreaming
Centennial 1400, April 12, 6-8 p.m.
 
The Living With Dementia Panel Event has been cancelled