The objective of the Aging Services concentration is to prepare students to work in the multidisciplinary field of aging and gerontology. This is a diverse field which offers students an insight to the aging process, including the physical, mental and social changes in older people as they age. In addition, the program provides knowledge on the changes in society resulting from our aging population and considers the policies and programs that impact this field.

Students in the Aging concentration enjoy diverse employment opportunities. This diversity exists due to the uniqueness of older persons. Career opportunities include community, human services, and religious organizations; health care and long-term care institutions, federal, state and local government agencies, including aging networks, retirement communities, and in private business and industry. Professional work may include developing programs, providing direct care, counseling older adults and their families and the planning, administering and evaluating of community-based services for older adults.

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Aging Services Minor Requirements

For Majors in Human Resources Fields - 260C

HRPSY  3253  Psychology of Aging
HURES  2293  Introduction to Aging
HURES  4263  Gerontological Program Management
Nine hours of electives approved by Aging Services faculty

Minimum Total Hours                  18

 

For Majors Not in Human Resources Fields - 260D

HRPSY  3253  Psychology of Aging
HURES  2083  Human Behavior and Social Environment I
HURES  2293  Introduction to Aging
HURES  4263  Gerontological Program Management
Six hours of electives approved by Aging Services faculty

Minimum Total Hours                   18