Gerontology - Minor

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

A Gerontology minor provides students with knowledge of the aging process and prepares students for professional positions in the diverse field of aging. Current predictions indicate that a "baby boomer" will turn 60 every seven seconds for the next 18 years. By 2050 it is estimated that one in five people will be over the age of 65, meaning there will be an increase in demand for individuals with an understanding of the aging process. As a result, pairing this minor with such majors as Psychology, Sociology, Business, English, Nursing, Education, Interior Design, Political Science, Speech Pathology, Audiology and Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management, among others, will prove to be beneficial for future employment.

After declaring the Gerontology minor, students are required to meet with the HDFS program coordinator to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
GERO 14029INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
GERO 40656PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING 13
SOC 42879AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD) 23
Choose from the following:12
DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS
BIOLOGY OF AGING 3
SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION
ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT
GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS
HEALTH RELATED ASPECTS OF AGING
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
NUTRITION
FOOD CHOICES FOR PRESCRIBED DIETARY MODIFICATION
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS OF THE AGING
DEATH AND DYING
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
Minimum Total Credit Hours:21
1

Course requires PSYC 11762 as prerequisite. 

2

Course requires SOC 12050 as prerequisite. 

3

Course requires prerequisites, please see course description for details.  

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.250