Aging Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Description

Aging Studies, in cooperation with the Center on Aging, coordinates the delivery of the curriculum in human aging and facilitates activities of education, research and service which create, disseminate and apply knowledge about aging. The primary purpose of the graduate curriculum is to provide a knowledge base in aging studies which, when combined with professional knowledge and skills, prepares the student for practice in the aging network. The University is a member of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. 

Certificates

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Long Term Care Administration CERT
  • Mankato
  • Online
22 / 22

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Aging Studies for Nursing Students Minor
  • Mankato
30
Aging Studies Minor
  • Mankato
21

Policies & Faculty

Policies

All Aging Studies students must register with the Aging Studies Program director at the beginning of their program.

GPA Policy. Aging Studies minors are urged to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA to maximize their options for professional employment and graduate study.

P/N Grading Policy. All coursework for the minor, with the exception of the internship and the practicum, must be taken for a letter grade.

Contact Information

113 Armstrong Hall
Department of Sociology 
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

(507) 389-1561
https://sbs.mnsu.edu/academics/aging-studies/

Faculty

200 Level

Credits: 3

This course will answer the question Why should I care about getting old when I am young? through an exploration of the life course perspective, service learning opportunities, and written reflection and exploration.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Credits: 3

This course will answer the question Why should I care about getting old when I am young? through an exploration of the life course perspective, service learning opportunities, and written reflection and exploration.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-02, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Gold

300 Level

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one semester and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.

Prerequisites: At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; other prerequisites may also apply.

400 Level

Credits: 3

Engaging with the practice of policy development, understanding critical policies impacting the experience of aging, and learning how to become a policy entrepreneur will be the focus for this course. The course will also explore innovations in aging policy globally.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Overview of how facilities administer supports and services to the elderly, with an emphasis on state and federal laws and the delivery of care. Course addresses the organization, operations, services, and programs of long-term care facilities. Meets state education requirements for specific content area.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Topics vary as announced in class schedule. May be retaken for credit if topic is different.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course in regulatory management covers the legal, regulatory, and funding provisions and requirements governing operation of long-term care supports and services. The course meets the state educational requirement for a specific content area.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Workshop topics vary as announced in class schedule. May be retaken for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

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Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

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Prerequisites: Consent 

Credits: 1-6

For students following plan of study for nursing home administration licensure only. Prereq: by application and consent only

Prerequisites: by application and consent only 

Credits: 1-4

The school and community health programs prepare health professionals with expertise in health promotion and disease prevention for employment in public health and community health agencies, health care facilities, business, and industry and schools.

Prerequisites: none