Gerontology Certificate Program

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College of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences

www.esu.edu/sppa

Coordinator:

Elaine Shuey, Speech-Language Pathology (eshuey@po-box.esu.edu)

About the Program

The primary focus of this interdisciplinary program is to provide concentrated knowledge in gerontology to supplement the course work completed in the student's academic major. The Gerontology Program will prepare students to work directly or indirectly with older adults. The program is open to students in any major.

Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program

  • 21 semester hours

    Required courses (select 3):

    • BIOL 420/520 - Biology of Aging
    • PSY 225 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology
    • SOC 331 - Sociology of Aging and the Life Course
    • A six-semester hour internship in gerontology related to the student's major.

    Electives (select 2):

    • HLTH 340 - Nutrition for Healthful Living
    • HLTH 432 - Death and Dying – Implications for Health
    • HLTH 444/544 - Health Promotion Programs and Aging
    • HLTH 530 - Nutrition Across the Lifespan
    • HLTH 532 - Death and Dying Education
    • EXSC 445 - Seminar in Adult Fitness Program
    • EXSC 560 - Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
    • NURS 304 - Gerontological Nursing
    • RECR 261 - Leisure and Aging
    • SPPA 321 - Communication and Aging

    Please see the university requirements in this catalog.