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

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 and turning the form into Julie Bobitt, Interdisciplinary Health Advisor, in 226 Huff Hall or contact Julie via email at

Required Courses
MCB 244
MCB 245
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anat & Physiol Lab I
PSYC 361The Psychology of Aging3
CHLH 404Gerontology3
Two courses in Aging taken from (must be outside of the student's major) 6
Physical Activity & Aging
Social Work Services for Older Adults
Communication and Aging
Adult Learning and Development
Exercise Instruction & Elderly
CHLH 494 Special Topics: Aging and Disability
CHLH 494 Special Topics: Health Issues in Rural Settings
AHS Dean’s Office Approved Internship or Independent Study Credit 1
Total Hours17

Minor modification forms should be filled out if you are requesting to use an independent study or internship.  Forms can be found at