Gerontology Minor

The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology offers a minor in the study of aging and the aged. The minor requires 21 hours of course work, 12 hours from core gerontology courses and 9 hours of electives in subjects related to gerontology.

The Institute also consults with community organizations that provide direct services to the elderly, the Indiana State Commission on the Aging and the Aged, the state network of Area Agencies on Aging, and nursing homes.

Core Courses (Complete 12 Hours)
GERO 440 - Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life
GERO 435 - Aging in Communities
GERO 499 - Internship in Gerontology
GERO 445 - Health, Wellness, and Aging

Elective Courses (Complete 12 Hours)
EDPS 430 - Mental Health
FCFC 202 - Family Wellness
FCFN 250 - Family Relations
FCFN 310 - Customer Service
FSFN 340 - Principles of Human Nutrition
FCMR 315 - Sr. Housing: Design, Marketing, & Mgmt.
GERO 415 - Technology in Aging
HSC 468 - Consumer Health Issues
HSC 471 - Death and Dying
MKG 300 - Principles of Marketing
MKG 310 - Consumer Behavior
EXSC 493 - Advanced Concepts in Exercise Physiology
POLS 350 - Public Administration
SOC 341 - Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 431 - Aging and the Life Course
The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 302
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8259 or (toll free) 888-935-5278
Fax: 765-285-8237