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GERON 6370 Health & Optimal Aging
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Gerontology, Gerontology
https://student.apps.utah.edu/uofu/stu/ClassSchedules/main/1214/description.html?subj=GERON&catno=63

 

Course Level: Masters

Course Type: Masters

IPE: No

Course Open to: all

Institution:University of Utah

Pre-requisites: Instructor Consent

Course Description: ATTENTION: THIS IS A MASTERS LEVEL COURSE. OVERVIEW OF CONTENT: This course will explore the central issues involved in promoting healthful behavior, wellness, and quality of life among people as they age. Its purpose will be to bring together the influences and contributions of theory, research, and practice as they are applied in gerontological health promotion. The course content will be drawn from a variety of knowledge bases including health promotion and wellness programming, the theoretical foundations of behavior change, lifelong learning, gerontological theory, and relevant research findings pertaining to the health and well-being of aging adults. Students also will be exposed to societal issues relevant to gerontological health and wellness. OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to – 1. Investigate the risk factors associated with the major health issues experienced by an aging population and their prevalence. 2. Analyze gerontological health and wellness from a contextual perspective. 3. Evaluate the theoretical foundations of health and optimal aging. 4. Identify components of optimal aging and appraise their impact. 5. Apply a variety of conceptual (behavioral) frameworks in facilitating health and wellness as people age.

 

Method of Instruction: Online Canvas and Podcast

Delivery Platform: Online

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Heather Clarkson

email: heather.clarkson@nurs.utah.edu

 

Tuition: current NEXus tuition rate

 

Other considerations: Masters, PhD, and DNP students welcome!

 

Available Seats by Semester for this course:

 

SUMMER 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Katarina Felsted, PhD
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-19-19
End Date: 08-02-19



FALL 2019

Section: 091
Instructor: Mike Caserta, PhD
Seats: 2
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-19-19
End Date: 12-05-19



SPRING 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-20-20
End Date: 05-02-20



SUMMER 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-20-20
End Date: 07-31-20



FALL 2020

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-20-20
End Date: 12-18-20



SPRING 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: Katarina Felsted, PhD
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 01-21-21
End Date: 05-05-21

None



SUMMER 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 05-21-21
End Date: 08-06-21



FALL 2021

Section: 091
Instructor: TBA
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-21-21
End Date: 12-10-21

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