Gerontology Certificate

  • SHRS-N 265 Nutrition and Exercise (3 cr.) This course will allow the student to apply the principles of physiology, chemistry, and biology to describe the role of nutrition and exercise in the human body and to explore the interrelated and protective role of nutrition and exercise in wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention.
  • SHRS-W 310 Aging and the Older Person (3 cr.) An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology as a social, behavioral, and biological science. Other issues to be covered will include participation of older persons in therapeutic recreation and leisure activities and current health issues and patterns of health in the aging process.
  • SHRS-W 350 Survey of Programs for Older Adults (3 cr.) An overview of the long-term care industry and the continuum of care, examining various long term care service providers such as nursing facilities, assisted living/retirement centers, adult foster care, and adult day care; critical issues and current trends related to long-term care, quality of life, and life satisfaction in adulthood.
  • SHRS-W 370 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (3 cr.) Provides a broad overview of adult development and aging with an emphasis on the changes that occur across physical, cognitive, emotional, perceptual, and social domains of functioning. Analysis of the effects of and theoretical approaches of these changes on the occupational, social, and personality adjustment of the aging adult.
  • SHRS-W 410 Service-Learning in Geriatrics (3 cr.) Designed to give the student direct work experience in various aging agencies and long-term care institutions. This experiential component allows the student an opportunity to apply his/her newly acquired normative and cognitive skills and knowledge in an actual work setting.
  • SHRS-W 450 Seminar in Gerontology (3 cr.) This course provides an interdisciplinary investigation of selected facets of gerontology drawn from biological, behavioral, and social science. Topics covered will include mental health, housing, economics, transportation, preventive health and rehabilitation programs, long-term care insurance, retirement, work/leisure activities, and adult women and health.