Gerontological Studies and Services (BS)
- The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Gerontological Studies and Services Mission Statement:
To prepare students to assume leadership positions in the planning, implementation and evaluation of geriatric health education, gerontological policies and programs, and the delivery of services to older adults and their families.
Learning Objectives and Competencies:
- To demonstrate knowledge of aging processes and adult growth and development.
- To assess and prioritize the health, psychosocial, environmental, and program needs of community-based older adult.
- To interpret policies and procedures of entitlements and need-based programs for older adults.
- To demonstrate culturally-responsive communication and helping skills.
- To plan effective gerontological health-education programs.
- To implement gerontological health-education interventions.
- To assess the effectiveness of educational and other programs serving the elderly and their families.
- To communicate and advocate on behalf of older adults.
- To demonstrate reflective professional development.
This interdisciplinary program of study provides an opportunity for students to develop a compassionate and constructive view of older adults and the process and problems of aging. Graduates of this program will be prepared to continue their education at the graduate level, or to enter employment in their chosen fields. The Field Work component permits students the opportunity to experience first-hand, the realities of working with well and frail elderly in the field of Gerontological studies and services.
EFFECTIVE FALL 2013
Gerontological Studies and Services BS
|GERO101||Introduction to Gerontology I (Interdisciplinary)||3|
|GERO210||Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias||3|
|GERO301||Wellness and the Elderly||3|
|HE201||Foundations of Health and Wellness||2|
|HE341||HIV/AIDS: Public Health Implications||3|
|PSY280||Psychology of Geriatrics||3|
|PSY283||Psychology of Death and Dying||3|
|SCWK203||Social Welfare Programs||3|
|HE200||Basic Cardiac Life Support||1|
|HE224||Laboratory in Health Behavior||1|
|HE481||Organization and Administration of Health Education||3|
|PE353||Physical Activity for Special Populations||2|
|SCWK300||Generalist Social Work Practice I and Skills Lab||3|
|Choose two courses from the following|
|ANTH302||Human Aging Cross-Culturally||3|
|BIO283||Biology of Aging||3|
|HE365||Research and Writing in Health and Physical Education||3|
|PE322||Recreation, Organization, and Leadership||3|
|POL273||Politics of Aging||3|
|PSY381||Psychological Consequences of Chronic Disability||3|
|SOC236||Sociology of Aging||3|