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**