The Gerontology program is open to all students with an interest in learning about current concepts and trends, as well as research and advocacy related to gerontology. Available resources and practical considerations for careers working with older adults in a variety of settings are examined. Administered through the psychology department, the program promotes reflective examination of attitudes, perspectives and beliefs about aging. Experiential service learning opportunities prepare students to enter the workplace or graduate studies.

This program may be considered as a concentration for psychology majors; as a minor for other majors; or as a certificate program. Courses may also be taken as electives.

PSY 2400 Human Growth and Development

Core Courses:
PSY/NSG 2XXX Perspectives on Aging
PSY/NSG 2XXX Older Adult Wellness: Evidenced-based Practice and Research
PSY 3XXX Cognitive Changes in Older Adults
PSY/SOC 2220 Death, Dying and Bereavement
PSY/NSG XXXX Palliative Care for Older Adults: Principles and Practice
PSY 3450 Psychology Internship in Aging
NSG 3984 (Approved Setting)

Recommended Courses (not required):
COM 2150 Health Communication
MGT 2263 Health Care Law
NSG 3470 Health Policy and Finance
PHIL 2020 Ethics for Nurses/Health Care Professionals

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