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Aging Sciences  Graduate Minor

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College of Public Health and Human Sciences|School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences



This graduate minor provides interdisciplinary graduate education in the aging sciences through formal course work, research requirements and experiential learning that is aligned with the student's career goals in aging.



The Aging Sciences minor requires 15 credits from the following courses.

Required Courses:

BB 650. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Molecular Mechanisms of Aging (3)
CS 607/EXSS 607/HDFS 607. Seminar: Research and Professional Topics in Aging (1) Taken 4 terms
GRAD 520. Responsible Conduct of Research (1)
HDFS 565. Topics in Human Development and Family Sciences: Behavioral and Social Sciences of Aging (3)

Select 4 or more credits (1–2 courses) from the following:


Computer Science

CS 519. Topics in Computer Science: Data Visualization (4)
CS 519. Topics in Computer Science: Human Computer Interaction (4)

Exercise and Sport Science

EXSS 515. Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction (3)
EXSS 525. Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury (3)
EXSS 536. Exercise Management of Chronic Disease (3)
EXSS 550. Health Promotion for People with Disabilities (3)
EXSS 562. Lifespan Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
EXSS/NUTR 599. Special Topics: Bone Physiology (3)

Human Development and Family Sciences

HDFS 518. Adult Development and Aging (4)
HDFS 587. Social Gerontology (3)
HDFS 617. Advanced Topics in Adult Development and Aging (3)

Nutrition

NUTR 514. Health Benefits of Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Dietary Supplements (3)
NUTR 517. Human Nutrition Science (4)
NUTR 518. Human Nutrition Science (4)
NUTR 523. Community Nutrition (4)
NUTR/H 577. Dietary Interventions for Public Health (3)
NUTR/EXSS 599/699. Special Topics in Nutrition Research: Bone Physiology (3)
NUTR 599/699. Special Topics in Nutrition Research: Advances in Cancer Research (3)
NUTR 599/699. Special Topics in Nutrition Research: Advances in Metabolic Disease (3)

Philosophy

PHL 544. Biomedical Ethics (4)
PHL 555. Death and Dying (3)

Psychology

PSY 540. Cognition Research (4)
PSY 598. Health Psychology (4)

Public Health

H 522. Health, Aging, and Control of Chronic Diseases (4)
H 532. Economic Issues in Health and Medical Care (3)
H 554. Epidemiology of Aging (3)
H 567. Long-Term Care Alternatives (3)
H 568. Financing and Administration of Long-Term Care (3)
H 576. Program Planning/Proposal Writing in Health/Human Services (4)
H/NUTR 577. Dietary Interventions for Public Health (3)

Sociology

SOC 532. Sociology of Aging (3)

 

Minor Code: 3755


 
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