Gerokinesiology builds on a kinesiology foundation to provide fitness, mobility enhancement and rehabilitation programs for older adults.
Gerokinesiology Certificate, Undergraduate
Population aging has been identified as one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century. Since 2010, the proportion of the U.S. population aged >65 years has been growing faster than any other age group. As a result, the CDC's Healthy People 2020 initiative includes objectives to increase the proportion of the healthcare workforce with a geriatric certification.
Students who obtain the Gerokinesiology Certification will complete a multidisciplinary curriculum across Aging Studies, Biology, Therapeutic Recreation, and Exercise Science to develop a comprehensive understanding of aging. Students will learn how to design, administer, and manage exercise programs to address the specific needs of older persons among whom chronic disease and disability are prevalent.
|AGST 310||MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES IN AGING||4|
|BIOL 343||BIOLOGY OF AGING||3|
|EXSC 420||PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAM DESIGN FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS||4|
|RCLS 345||THERAPEUTIC RECREATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES||4|
|Elective Courses–choose one||4-5|
|MINORITY PERSPECTIVES IN AGING|
|EXSC 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE||4|