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Aging Services

Starting Fall 2015, the curriculum for incoming students is show below

The aging services concentration is designed for individuals who wish to develop or enhance a career related to aging services, including such services as senior health promotion and case management, and community- or institutionally based long-term care. Students who complete the coursework required for the concentration will possess a basic understanding of gerontology with particular skills in administration and finance, chronic disease, and health promotion. This program also will enhance the skills of students planning to enroll in industry-provided training to become administrators of assisted living facilities and residential care facilities or nursing homes.

Students pursuing a concentration in aging services must complete:

Required Classes

CLASS

CREDITS

PHE 456 Health Aspects of Aging

4

PHE 354U Social Gerontology 4
PHE 325U Nutrition for Health 4
PHE 416 Families and Aging 4
PHE 478 Program Planning and Evaluation 4
PHE 479 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education 4

 

Choose one of the following:

CLASS

CREDITS

PHE 369 Public Health Law, Policy, and Ethics 4
SOC 469 Sociology of Aging
PSY 462 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging 4

 

Choose one of the following:

CLASS

CREDITS

BA 306 Essentials of Finance for Non-Business Majors 4
BA 316 Essentials of Marketing for Non-Business Majors
BA 326 Essentials of Management for Non-Business Majors 4

 

Elective courses (choose 16 credits)

CLASS

CREDITS

BA 101 Intro to Business
BA 306 Essentials of Finance for Non-Business Majors 4
BA 316 Essentials of Marketing for Non-Business Majors 4
BA 326 Essentials of Management for Non-Business Majors 4
BA 336 Essentials of Information Technology for Non-Business Majors 4
BA 346 Essentials of Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors 4
PHE 328 Health and Housing Across the Life Course 4
PHE 369 Public Health, Policy, and Ethics 4
PHE 445 Men's Health 4
PHE 451 Women's Health 4
PHL 313 Life and Death Issues 4
PSY 311U Human Development 4
PSY 462 Psychology of Adult Development 4
PHE 410 Death and Dying 4
PHE 446 Community Health Prinicples/Practices 4
EC 316 Intro to Health Care Economics 4
SP 318U Family Communication 4
SOC 459 Sociology of Health and Medicine 4
SOC 469 Sociology of Aging 4
Comm 318 Family Communication 4
SW 301 Introduction to Social Work 4