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Aging Services

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 471 Program Planning/Evaluation 4
PHE 454U Social Gerontology 4
PHE 425U Nutrition for Health 4
PHE 363 Communicable/Chronic Diseases 4
PHE 410 Business and Aging 4
SOC 469 Sociology of Aging OR PSY 462 Psychology of Adult Dev & Aging 4
SP 447 Communication and Aging OR PHE 410 Families and Aging 4

BA 306 Working w/Money for Business minors OR BA 316 Working w/Customers for Business minors

OR BA 326 Working w/People for Business minors

4

 

Elective courses (choose 16 credits)

Class

Credits

BA 101 Intro to Business
BA 336 Work w/Information for Business minor 4
BA 346 Work as Entrepreneur for Business minor 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
PHE 410 Death and Dying 4
PHE 410 Global Aging and Health: Focus on Nicaragua 6
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

 

The following courses may be used as an elective if they are NOT being used as a required course:

Class

Credits

SOC 469 Sociology of Aging
PSY 462 Psychology of Adult Development & Aging 4
PHE 410 Families and Aging 4
SP 477 Communication and Aging 4
BA 306 Work w/Money for Business minors 4
BA 316 Work w/Customers for Business minors 4
BA 326 Work w/People for Business minors 4