Aging

Tanya M. Gallagher
10 Huff Hall, 1206 South Fourth, Champaign
PH: (217) 333-2131
http://ahs.illinois.edu

Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging provides students with the opportunity to study aging as it relates to health, communication, development and activity. The minor is offered through the Departments of Kinesiology and Community Health, Recreation, Sport and Tourism, Psychology and Sociology; the Department of Human and Community Development; and the School of Social Work. LAS psychology and sociology students interested in the minor should consult with their major department's undergraduate studies director. All other interested students should consult their departmental academic advisor. Minors should be declared by filling out the intent to pursue a minor form which can be found at http://provost.illinois.edu/educational-innovation/advising-resources/pursuing-undergraduate-minor/ and turning the form into Julie Bobitt, Interdisciplinary Health Advisor, in 226 Huff Hall or contact Julie via email at jbobitt@illinois.edu.

Required Courses9
IHLT 240, Health and Aging Policy
Gerontology
The Psychology of Aging
Additional aging-related courses chosen from the following list: 19
Physical Activity & Aging
Death & Dying
Social Work Services for Older Adults
Special Topics 2
Leisure and Human Development
Leisure and Consumer Culture
Communication and Aging
Exercise Instruction & Elderly
Adult Learning and Development
Planning for Healthy Cities
Total Hours18
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Students may also earn elective credit by participating in an aging-related internship or independent study that is also pre-approved by the advisor for the minor. Minor modification forms should be filled out if you are requesting to use an independent study or internship.  Forms can be found at http://provost.illinois.edu/files/2017/01/Minor-Modification-Form.pdf.

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 Special Topics courses must include aging-related content and be approved by the Aging minor advisor.