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The aging and adult life minor at Grand Valley State University is designed to appeal to those students whose major academic preparation is in any field that may work with older populations.
The minor opens up the world of public policy development for employment in fields related to aging or that work with aging populations. This also includes social, biological, and cultural aspects of aging, and the end of life. You will learn about the complex interaction of individual perspective, socio-cultural contexts, and the physical realities of the human body through the latter part of the life course.
Undergraduate students in this minor study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
You are required to complete a total of 21 hours for the minor. At least three credit hours (one course) must be completed in each category:
Topics of study include therapeutic recreation, perspectives on aging, cultural impact, death and dying, care management, politics, and more. See catalog for details.
This minor is designed to appeal to students whose major academic preparation is in sociology, psychology, social work, business, education, nursing, public administration, biology, economics, political science, health sciences, or recreation.
Anna Hammersmith, department coordinator
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