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Gerontology

Gerontology

A minor in Gerontology provides students with knowledge of the aging process, and how these changes affect individuals psychologically, physiologically and socially.  By 2050 it is estimated that one in five people will be over the age of 65, meaning there will be an increase in demand for individuals with an understanding of the aging process.  This minor allows students to acquire knowledge in Gerontology and aging, which will enhance their ability to work with the aging population.

A minor in Gerontology is a great compliment to students majoring in:

  • Audiology

  • Nursing

  • Nutrition

  • Sociology

  • Speech Pathology

  • Other majors who plan to work with older adults.

This minor requires 24-26 credit hours, and a GPA of 2.25 or higher in minor coursework.

Core coursework includes:

GERO    14029    Introduction to Gerontology (3)                                                   

GERO    30656    Psychology of Aging (3)

SOC    42979    Aging in Society (3)

Students will select twelve to fourteen hours from the following courses:

ARCH  
45649
Developing Environments for Older Adults (3)

BSCI    40020    Biology of Aging (3)

CULT    42150    Educational Dimensions of Leisure, Retirement and Aging  (3)

GERO
44031    Social Policy and Communication Research for Older Adults (3)

GERO
44032    Long Term Care Administration (3)

HDFS    44035    Assessment and Strategies (3)

HDFS
44036    General Case Management Strategy (3)

NURT    43521    Food Choices for Prescribed Dietary Modification (3)

PHIL    40005    Healthcare Ethics (3)

RPTM    36010    Recreation, Leisure, and Aging (3)

SOC    42010    Death and Dying (3)

SOC    42563    Sociology of Health and Healthcare (3)

SP&A    44130    Communication Disorders of the Aging (3)

Please contact Dr. Kelly Cichy at kcichy@kent.edu for more information on the minor in Gerontology.

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