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Program Requirements

The 15-semester-hour program includes 6 required hours in gerontology and 9 hours distributed across the three categories below. GERO 490 Independent Study in Gerontology (1-6 credits) and GERO 495 Topics in Gerontology (1-3 credits) may be counted towards the certificate.  For more information about the certificate, please contact Marybeth Hunt at marybeth.hunt@wku.edu or 270-745-3177.  

Students wishing to receive the certificate must complete the Undergraduate Certificate Form

 

REQUIRED COURSES (6 hours): 

  • GERO 100 Introduction to the Aging Experience (3)
  • GERO 485 Seminar in Gerontology (3)

APPROVED ELECTIVES (9 hours) Choose one from each category below:

Biomedical and Health Services: (3) hours

  • BIOL 344 Biology of Aging
  • CD 489 Communication Disorders: Aging
  • EXS 455 Exercise and Aging
  • HMD 367 Nutrition for the Aging Population
  • NURS 451 Gerontological Nursing
  • PH 443 Health and Aging
  • PH 464 Women's Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences: (3) hours

  • ECON 365 Economics of Aging
  • PH 444 Death, Dying and Bereavement
  • PHIL 322 Biomedical Ethics
  • PHIL 426 Philosophy of Old Age
  • PSYS 423 Psychology of Adult Life and Aging
  • SOCL 342 Aging in Society
Administration, Policy and Management: (3) hours

  • FIN 161 Personal Finance
  • FIN 444 Retirement and Planning
  • HCA 340 Health Care Org and Management
  • HCA 345 Long-Term Care Administration
  • HCA 353 Quality in Long-Term Care
  • HCA 355 Nursing Facility Administration
  • HCA 471 Managed Care
  • PLS 395 Estate Planning and Administration
  • SWRK 326 Services for Older Adults

 

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 Last Modified 7/26/16