Coursework

The Gerontology Interdisciplinary program of study requires completion of the Masters Degree core curriculum, a 150 hour practicum, elective courses and a Masters Project or Thesis.

Required Core Courses (21 Credits):

  • GERON 6001 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
  • GERON 6002 Services and Programs for Older Adults (3)
  • GERON 6003 Research Methods in Aging (3)
  • GERON 6370 Health and Optimal Aging (3)
  • GERON 6500 Social and Public Policy and Aging (3)
  • GERON 6604 Advanced Physiology and Psychology of Aging (3)
  • GERON 6990 Gerontology Practicum (3)

Elective Courses (6-9 credits):

Masters Thesis students select a minimum of 6 credit hours of elective courses.
Masters Project students select a minimum of 9 credit hours of elective courses.

  • GERON 5005 Race, Ethnicity and Aging (3)
  • GERON 5220 Caregiving and Aging Families (3)
  • GERON 6050 Best Practices in Geriatric Nursing (3)
  • GERON 6100 Application of Research in Aging (3)
  • GERON 6235 Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (3)
  • GERON 6240 Aging and the Arts (3)
  • GERON 6280 International Dimensions of Lifelong Learning (3)
  • GERON 6320 Death, Dying and Bereavement (3)
  • GERON 6390 Geriatric Care Management: Clinical Issues (3)
  • GERON 6392 Geriatric Care Management: Legal, Financial, and Business Issues (3)
  • GERON 6400 Gerontology Research (1-3)
  • GERON 6564 Interdisciplinary Approaches to End-of-Life/Palliative Care (2)
  • GERON 6960 Special Topics: Leadership and Communication Skills Training (1-3)
  • GERON 6970 Thesis Research-Master's (6)
  • GERON 6975 Masters Project (4)

Masters Thesis Option

  • 21 credits: Gerontology Core Curriculum
  • 6 credits: Approved Electives -3 credits required in Special Topics
  • 6 credits: Thesis

Total: 33 Credits

Masters Project Option

  • 21 credits: Gerontology Core Curriculum
  • 9 credits: Approved Electives -3 credits required in Special Topics
  • 4 credits: Project

Total: 34 Credits

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Program Manager
Arminka Zeljkovic, MA
Phone: 801-581-8198
a.zeljkovic@nurs.utah.edu

For consultation on the program of study or your career choices, contact:

Director, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program
Jackie Eaton, PhD
Phone: 801-587-9638
jacqueline.eaton@nurs.utah.edu

Phone: 801-587-8390
Email: hartford@nurs.utah.edu

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