Required Course

  • HDF 314: Introduction to Gerontology

Foundation Courses (choose two or more)

  • HDF/PSC 405: Policy Issues in Health and Aging
  • HDF/SOC 431: Families and Aging
  • HDF 440: Healthy Living Environments for Older Adults
  • SOC 438: Aging in Society

Elective Courses

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • BPS/PSY 205G: The Challenged Brain

Communicative Disorders

  • CMD 280G: The Real Reason for Brains

Human Development and Family Science

  • HDF 201: Life Span Development II
  • HDF 421: Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • HDF 450: Introduction to Counseling
  • HDF 480: Senior Field Experiences in Community Agencies


  • KIN 375G: Exercise is Medicine
  • KIN 381: Exercise Behavior and Psychosocial Outcomes
  • KIN 420: Fitness Programs for Individuals with Chronic Diseases
  • KIN 464G: Physiology of Aging

Nutrition and Food Science

  • NFS 210: Applied General Nutrition
  • NFS 395: Nutrition in the Life Cycle II


  • NUR/PHP 207G: Introduction to Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • NUR 260 (360): Impact of Death on Behavior

Pharmacy Practice

  • PHP/NUR 207G: Introduction to Safety and Quality in Health Care
  • PHP 505: Advanced Pharmacotherapy in Geriatrics
  • PHP 509: Pediatric/Geriatric Pharmacotherapy


  • PSY/BPS 205G: The Challenged Brain
  • PSY 232: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 432: Advanced Developmental Psychology


  • WRT 306: Writing Health and Disability

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits total to fulfill the minor requirements; up to 8 credits can be used for both major and minor requirements, where applicable.