You can earn an undergraduate minor in gerontology through the School of Public Health. This minor is useful for anyone expecting to work in the health care, health promotion and fitness, or public health field. With 76 million baby boomers joining the over 65 age group, almost anyone can be expecting to work with, serve, or care for an older adult in some way! Having a credential that says you know something about the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and psychological aspects of aging can really boost your career, even if you are not specializing in a career in aging. All the courses are available online, so they can easily fit into your schedule.
Interested in the gerontology minor? Take a look at the course requirements, then contact Dr. Lesa Lorenzen Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org), the faculty advisor for the gerontology minor, or call (812) 855-3627 to make an appointment with the undergraduate advisor for Applied Health Science. We’re looking forward to meeting you and discussing your interest in courses in gerontology.