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2013 - 2014

Minor in Gerontology (15 hours*)


Program Requirements

  1. Complete 3 hours from the following Mentored Research Experience courses:
  2. Complete 6 hours from the following core courses:
      EXSC 387 : Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      EXSC 387 : Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      DESCRIPTION: Current scientific evidence demonstrating how lifestyle affects disease processes. Healthy lifestyle concepts specifically needed by wellness professionals, health educators, and health promotion practitioners; influence of unhealthy lifestyle as basis for chronic diseases, i.e., cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

      Course Outcomes


      HLTH 466 : Health and the Aging Process. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HLTH 466 : Health and the Aging Process. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Public health strategies to promote health and functional independence in the context of the inevitable consequence of aging.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 291 : Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 291 : Nursing Care of the Older Adult. (2.5:2.5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Courses in Nursing Semester 1.
      DESCRIPTION: Theory and content in the nursing care optimizing the functional status of older adults through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies.

      Course Outcomes


      NURS 333 : (Nurs-Soc) End-of-Life Care. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NURS 333 : (Nurs-Soc) End-of-Life Care. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: End-of-life (EOL) care from spiritual, physical, and psychosocial perspectives. Comparisons from various cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Complexities of EOL care including impact on families, health care system, and society. Personal perspectives about death, dying, and bereavement.

      Course Outcomes


        Or
        SOC 333 : (Soc-Nurs) End-of-Life Care. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SOC 333 : (Soc-Nurs) End-of-Life Care. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        DESCRIPTION: End-of-life (EOL) care from spiritual, physical, and psychosocial perspectives. Comparisons from various cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Complexities of EOL care including impact on families, health care system, and society. Personal perspectives about death, dying, and bereavement.

        Course Outcomes


      SFL 334 : Adult Development and Aging in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 334 : Adult Development and Aging in the Family. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 160
      DESCRIPTION: Adjustments to physical, emotional, social, and economic changes. Needs arising from changes in family relationships, living arrangements, and employment; retirement planning.

      Course Outcomes


      SOC 365 : Sociology of Aging. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SOC 365 : Sociology of Aging. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Demographic and social factors related to aging: agencies, serving older citizens, and role of community in solving problems of aged.
      NOTE: Required for students in gerontology minor and/or certificate programs.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Complete 6 hours from the following elective courses:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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