Course Path Examples

The curricula presented below are examples only. The examples provided assume the program will take you three semesters to complete. They may be adjusted to accommodate more or fewer semesters. You may take courses in any order you wish. Approximately 10 credits per semester will require you to spend 30 hours per week on coursework. If you adjust your credits, your time commitment will change proportionally.

Suggestions:
GMS 6483 Theories of Aging, GMS 6099 Research Methods in Gerontology and GMS 6484 Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases should be the first three courses you take.

Course Path Example 1: Geriatric Care Management Track

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course Content Credits
GMS 6483 – Theories of Aging 3
GMS 6099 – Research Methods in Gerontology 3
GMS 6484 – Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases 3
GEY 6646 – Issues and Concepts in Gerontology 1

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course content credits
GMS 6486 – Biology of Aging 3
GMS 6485 – Population-Based Research on Aging 3
GMS 6715 – Healthy Aging: Behavioral Outcomes 3
GEY 6220 – Overview of Geriatric Care Management 3

Semester 3 (Summer)

course content credits
GMS 6717 – Healthy Aging in the New Millennium 3
GMS 6771 – Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3
GEY 5935 – Topics in Gerontology 3
GEY 6306 – Interpersonal Communication in the Aging Network 3

Electives

course content credits
GMS 6487 – Anti-Aging Interventions 3
GMS 6905 – Data Science and Technology in Gerontology 3

Course Path Example 2: Psychosocial Gerontology Track

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course Content Credits
GMS 6483 – Theories of Aging 3
GMS 6099 – Research Methods in Gerontology 3
GMS 6484 – Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases 3
CLP 7934 – Special Topics: Directed Reading-Neuropsychology of Aging 3

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course content credits
GMS 6486 – Biology of Aging 3
GMS 6485 – Population-Based Research on Aging 3
GMS 6715 – Healthy Aging: Behavioral Outcomes 3
GEY 6220 – Overview of Geriatric Care Management 3

Semester 3 (Summer)

course content credits
GMS 6717 – Healthy Aging in the New Millennium 3
GMS 6771 – Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3
GEY 6306 – Interpersonal Communication in the Aging Network 3
GEY 5935 – Topics in Gerontology 3

Electives

course content credits
GMS 6487 – Anti-Aging Interventions 3
GMS 6905 – Data Science and Technology in Gerontology 3
GEY 6646 – Issues and Concepts in Gerontology 1

Course Path Example 3: Medical Physiology Track

Semester 1 (Fall)

Course Content Credits
GMS 6483 – Theories of Aging 3
GMS 6099 – Research Methods in Gerontology 3
GMS 6484 – Geriatric and Age-Related Diseases 3
GMS 6440 – Fundamentals of Medical Physiology 1

Semester 2 (Spring)

Course content credits
GMS 6486 – Biology of Aging 3
GMS 6485 – Population-Based Research on Aging 3
GMS 6715 – Healthy Aging: Behavioral Outcomes 3
GMS 6474 – Medical Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology 3

Semester 3 (Summer)

course content credits
GMS 6717 – Healthy Aging in the New Millennium 3
GMS 6771 – Clinical Neuroscience of Aging 3
GMS 6402 – Medical Respiratory Physiology 3
GMS 6419 – Medical Endocrine Physiology 3

Electives

course content credits
GMS 6487 – Anti-Aging Interventions 3
GMS 6905 – Data Science and Technology in Gerontology 3
GMS 6401 – Medical Renal Physiology 2
GMS 6479 – Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology 2