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University of Saint Joseph    
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 Course Catalog

Gerontology Minor or Certificate

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18 credits

Gerontology is an interdisciplinary field that embraces theoretical and applied constructs from a wide range of disciplines, including the social sciences, health research and education from a human development perspective. To engage in the practice of gerontology requires an understanding of the population (current and future cohorts), the nature of human aging, socially constructed definitions of aging, public policy, and systems and networks for promoting human development.

Many courses deal with specific issues and problems associated with aging, and all courses reflect the philosophy of lifelong developmental growth and emphasize the strengths of human beings at every age. Program graduates have gone into a variety of jobs in health, education, social services, business and industry.

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