The third objective of the Education area of our mission is to offer the Aging and Health Minor.
Since courses are offered predominantly in the daytime and are not necessarily available every year, programs of study require careful planning and consultation with the Director of the Gerontology Center.
Aging and Health Minor
The Aging and Health Minor is designed for degree candidates from any college in the university who want to specialize in the gerontological aspects of their discipline or to understand the aging process more fully.
"I would recommend any student to become a gerontology (now "Aging & Health") minor. With advancing health and technology, the life expectancy has become longer, which in return is making an impact on the healthcare system." -- Angelica Royer, College of Nursing
Coursework (18 Total Credits; composed of 6 courses at 3 credits each) - Aging and Health Minor Course Curriculum (PDF)
All courses are interdisciplinary in nature and are offered in collaboration with various colleges and departments across the campus.
Core Courses (2)
PSY 301 Adulthood & Aging
PSY 220 Lifespan Development
PSY 475 Cognitive Health & Changes with Age
PSY 4xx Depth Course relevant to Adults
Health and Biology (2 of 16 course options from AGH, BIO PSY, CHM, MLS, NUR and PSY)
Society and Diversity (1 of 16 course options from AAS, AGH, ANT, CJS, ECO, LCE, POR, PHL and SOC)
Ethics or Data Analytics or Fieldwork (1 of 12 course options from AGH, BIO, ECO, MTH, PHL and PSY)
*Note: If the student is a psychology major, then three of the four elective courses (9 credits) must come from non-psychology courses.
Course Descriptions are available in COIN or in the UMass Dartmouth catalog. [Dr. Andrew Revell and other faculty with course prerequisites for "majors only" can be waived for otherwise qualifying students. Please contact the course instructor in those cases.]
FALL 2014 Registration: The required Psy301 Adulthood and Aging course (open to all majors) will be offered in Fall 2014 and Elective Courses (such as Psy423 Healthy Psychology) are also available. SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION: NUR105 and PSY475 will be available, among others.