Gerontology

 

Gerontology, the study of aging, is a relatively new discipline that has emerged during the last 20-30 years. It is a multi-disciplinary field that integrates adult education, sociology, health, biology, psychology and social work. The program includes both theoretical and practical components. It is designed for students wishing to pursue a career serving the aging population as well as those already in the field wishing to increase their knowledge and skills.

Courses

First Semester
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
BUSN 112 Business Math OR
any Math 100 level or higher
3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ALHL 102 Intro to Health Care 3
GERO 103 Intro to Gerontology 3
GERO 206 Death and Dying 3
  Semester Total 16
Second Semester
PSYC 201 OR
PSYC 101
Life Span Psychology OR 
General Psychology
3
BUSN 106 Intro to Business 3
ATEC 115 Fund of Business Computer Tech 3
GERO 102 Health Aspects of Aging 3
GERO 208 Long Term Care 3
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester
BIOL 245 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
MGMT 151 OR
HMGT 105
Supervisory Management OR
Foundations to Health Care Management
3
HMGT 101 Intro to Humanities 3
GERO 205 Human Relationship Skills 3
GERO 209 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 3
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester  
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology OR
Any Anatomy or Physiology + Lab
4
GERO 298 OR
BUSN 298
Business Seminar (capstone) 1
MGMT 155 Entrepreneurship OR
 HMGT 205* Ethical/ Legal Asp of HC
Management 
3
GERO 204 Administration and Program Planning in Gerontology 3
GERO 202 Practicum in Gerontology 3
  Semester Total 14

Contact

Patricia (Patty) Perdue, MA
Program Coordinator
Gerontology

2001 Union Carbide Dr
South Charleston, WV 25303
Patricia.Perdue@bridgevalley.edu
Phone: 304.205.6664