Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Concentration in Gerontology

One of the most significant demographic changes in America today is the aging of its population. Expanding opportunities exist among individuals who provide direct services to older adults. The concentration of Gerontology, consisting of 21 hours of course work, complements a variety of existing degree programs by adding specific knowledge and skills in working with and relating to the older population.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HHP 605 Introduction to Gerontology 3
HHP 612 Physiology of Aging 3
PSY 420 Psychology of Aging
or
3
PSY 668 Neuropsychology 3
SOC 644 Sociology of Aging 3
Electives 9 hours
HHP 480 Leisure Programming for the Elderly 2
HHP 617 Nutrition and Aging 3
HHP 619 Exercise Testing/Prescription for Aging 3
HHP 630 Administration in Healthcare Management 3
PSY 420 Psychology of Aging 3
PSY 668 Neuropsychology 3
SLP 655 Communication in Aging 2
SOCW 620 Spirituality and Aging 3
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