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 430 - 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

GERO 440 - Women and Aging
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