Gerontology Program (GTL)
15 credits with at least six credits from the core and the remaining credits from the core, supportive courses, or other gerontology-related coursework approved by the Gerontology Steering Committee.
|Select six credits from the following:||6|
|Health Aspects of Aging|
|Special Topics in Sociology (only topic Sociology in Aging and the Life Course will apply)|
These courses focus on older adults and are approved by the Steering Committee for the gerontology emphasis. The Steering Committee will consider experimental courses, workshops, independent study, and for-credit field experience as part of the gerontology core when the course faculty affirm that the course focuses on the lives of older adults.
|Select at least nine credits from the following:||9|
|Fitness Across the Lifespan|
|The U.S. Health Care System|
|Health Aspects of Aging (if not used in the core)|
|Confrontations of Death|
|Adulthood (if not used in the core)|
|Aging and the Elderly|
|Death, Grief, and Bereavement|
|Therapeutic Recreation Populations I|
|Recreational Therapy for Older Adults|
|Generations and Age in the Social World|
|Sociology of Mental Illness|
|Sociological Aspects of Work and Life|
|Special Topics in Sociology (only topic Sociology of Aging and the Life Course will apply and if not used in the core)|
|Health Care and Illness|
Supportive courses do not exclusively focus on older adults, but these courses support an improved understanding of older adults. The Steering Committee will consider experimental courses, workshops, independent study, and for-credit field experience as supportive courses in a gerontology emphasis when the course faculty describes how the course indirectly supports learning about the lives of older adults.