Applied Gerontology Curriculum

GERO 535 - Aging in Communities

GERO 605 - Aging Well: A Systems Approach

GERO 630 - Health, Wellness, and Aging

GERO 635 - Aging Well: Adaptations in Later Life

GERO 640 - Service Learning in Gerontology

Research Options (Complete 3 - 9 Hours)

WELN 670 - Interdisciplinary Wellness Research Design
or

CPSY 653 - Research in Counseling Psychology and Guidance

Gerontology majors may take additional research courses complete a written project to count toward the 36 hour total credit requirement of the degree. These options include EDPSY 641, RES 697 or THES 698. (Please seek the advise of the program coordinator if planning to complete more than the three-hour minimum requirement.)

EDPS 641 - Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research
or

RES 697 - Research Paper

or

THES 698 - Thesis

Aging Well Electives Track I (Complete 12 - 18 Hours)

GERO 598 - Topical Seminar in Applied Gerontology

GERO 610 - Public Policy and Aging

GERO 620 - Guided Life Review

GERO 625 - Changing Health/Wellness Behaviors

GERO 641 - Practical Applications of Gerontological Programming

GERO 699 - Internship in Gerontology

FCFN 652 - Geriatric Nutrition

WELN 680 - Evaluating Health and Wellness Initiatives

Aging Management Electives - Track II (Complete 12 - 18 Hours)

GERO 515 - Technology in Aging

GERO 598 - Topical Seminar in Applied Gerontology

WELN 605 - Wellness Management Administration

WELN 645 - Social Marketing in Wellness Management Practice

WELN 665 - Technology and Media for Wellness Managers

WELN 680 - Evaluating Health and Wellness Initiatives

BL 560 - Survey of Business Law

ECON 509 - Survey of Economics

ECON 548 - Health and Economics

FIN 500 - Corporation Finance

MKG 505 - Survey of Marketing

MGT 500 - Managing Organizational Behavior

Note: Directed elective courses are screened by the academic advisor. The academic advisor will help select courses based upon each student's undergraduate background.

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