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Gerontology Minor

College of Education, Health, and Human Services
304 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2862
Fax: 330-672-3549


Course Title Credits
GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology 3
  44030 Adult Development and Aging 3
  44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults 3
Choose from the following: 8-9
BSCI 40020 Biology of Aging (3) *  
NURS 31095 Special Topics: Health Care Policy and Delivery System (3)  
NUTR 23511
Science of Human Nutrition (3)
Nutrition (3)
PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)  
SPA  44130 Communication Disorders of the Aging (3)  
Guided Electives
Any course not chosen above may be a guided elective as well as the following:
ARCH  45640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (1-3)   
CULT 42150 Educational Dimensions of Leisure, Retirement and Aging (3)  
HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)  
  44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)  
  44023 Building Family Strengths (3)  
HED 34060 Small Group Processes (3)  
  42041 Health Counseling (3)  
  46060 Death Education (3)  
JMC  28001 Principles of Public Relations (3)  
MIS  24163 Principles of Management (3)  
NUTR 43521 Food Choices for Prescribed Dietary Modifications (2)  
SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)  
  42870 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Social Gerontology (3)  


*Course requires BSCI 20020 and CHEM 10052 as prerequisites.

Any student who meets the requirements for the minor in gerontology is automaticallly eligible for the certificate in Gerontology, which is issued through the Kent State University Gerontology Center with approval by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services.

Minimum 2.25 GPA in the minor required for graduation.