In addition to meeting the requirements for the first major, the following Gerontology requirements must be completed.

ADHM 705Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Environments for Aging 3
HDFS 723Foundations in Integrative Aging Studies3
HDFS 760Aging Policy and Advocacy3
HNES 652Physical Health, Wellness, Nutrition and Active Aging3
or HNES 726 Nutrition in Wellness
EDUC 853Instructional Methods for Adult Learners3

Other Requirements:

  • Dissertation on a Gerontology-related topic.
  • Committee chair from the home department.
  • At least two committee members from the approved Gerontology faculty list, one who must be from the home program area.

Susan Ray-Degges, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
School of Design, Architecture and Art

Sherri Stastny, Ph.D.
Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Elizabeth Gilblom, Ph.D.
School of Education

Melissa O’Connor, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Science

Heather Fuller, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Science