What You’ll Learn
Not only are there unprecedented numbers of older adults, this demographic is also living longer than ever before. The societal impact of these changing demographics is profound.
Our minor provides an inter-professional foundation of knowledge, experience, and perspectives on aging. If you’re interested in learning more about aging or if you’re considering employment in aging services, the Aging Studies minor is for you.
- Hybrid (Combination of face-to-face & online instruction)
Aging impacts all aspects of life and society. Engage both inside and outside the classroom with faculty experts in a plethora of academic fields. Students will have the opportunity to create their own aging field experience under the guidance of a faculty member.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Students considering the Aging Studies minor should contact:
Dr. Jason Dauenhauer,
Associate Professor of Social Work
Students enrolled in the Aging Studies minor not only learn within the classroom, but also in the community. Through a series of partnerships, students help create their own field experience or research project.
Prior experiences have included working with social workers, nurses, and physicians in various health settings. These give students the opportunity to teach older adults to use smartphone technology, develop educational programming in the community, and other student-driven initiatives.
Due to the growth of the aging population, there is significant demand in all service-providing industries. Some include health care, housing, financial/legal services, advertising, and fitness/wellness.
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