Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging

for the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Minor in Aging

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department faculty: I-Health Faculty and Staff

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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 College of Applied Health Sciences. There are no prerequisites for the minor. Minors should be declared by filling out the intent to pursue a minor form which can be found at and turning the form into Amy Woods, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Program, in 110 Huff Hall or contact Amy Woods at

Required Courses9
IHLT 240, Health and Aging Policy
The Psychology of Aging
Additional aging-related courses chosen from the following list:9
Physical Activity & Aging
Death & Dying
Social Work Services for Older Adults
Special Topics (Special Topics courses must include aging-related content and be approved by the Aging minor advisor)
Human Development and Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Leisure and Consumer Culture
Communication and Aging
Exercise Instruction & Elderly
Adult Learning and Development
Planning for Healthy Cities
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
Total Hours18