MA in Human Development and Family Studies with Emphasis in Gerontology
The Master's program (MA only) is designed to prepare professionals who are either working directly with older people or are involved in education and research related to the elderly. Professionals offering direct services often are involved in health promotion programs; directing intergenerational activities; managing senior centers or retirement communities; counseling older people and their families; and helping people plan for retirement.
|H_D_FS 7252||Adult Development||3|
|H_D_FS 7255||Aging Policy||3|
|H_D_FS 7256||Environments and Aging||3|
|H_D_FS 7257||Aging and the Family||3|
|H_D_FS 8251||Perspectives in Gerontology||3|
|H_D_FS 8253||Physical Health in Aging||3|
|H_D_FS 8254||Gerontology Research Methods and Program Evaluation||3|
|H_D_FS 8258||Professional Seminar in Gerontology||3|
|Comprehensive Exam or|
|H_D_FS 8972||Internship in Human Development and Family Science||1-99|
|H_D_FS 7259||Mental Health and Aging||3|
|H_D_FS 7260||Women and Aging||3|
|H_D_FS 7261||Biological Principles of Aging||3|
|or any advisor approved course|
NOTE: Up to 6 credits can be transferred from other graduate programs if the courses are deemed relevant by your advisor.
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