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 Aging and Health Minor

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. Our AGH Minor Flyer is available for those interested.

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

Electives (4)

Health and Biology
(2 of 16 course options from AGH, BIO PSY, CHM, MLS, NUR, SOA (formerly SOC/ANT), and PSY)

Society and Diversity
(1 of 16 course options from AAS, AGH, CJS, ECO, LCE, POR, PHL and SOA (formerly SOC/ANT)

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.]

Spring 2015 Registration: The required Psy475 Cognitive Health and Changes with Aging course is offered.

For general questions, please contact us at: healthyaging@umassd.edu. If you would like to complete the Minor in Aging & Health, please fill out this form and send it to us.