The Aging Studies Program is a multidisciplinary curriculum program consisting of courses in the Psychological, Biological/Health, and Social/Cultural aspects of aging (Gerontology). Aging-specific coursework is defined as those courses within the University that are principally focused on older persons and/or the aging process.
The program is administered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in cooperation with other colleges of the University. A tenured faculty member, Mercedes Bern-Klug, serves as director of the program. A curriculum advisory committee appointed by the Director of the School of Social Work assists with program planning.
The Aging Studies Program is open to all interested students. It is strongly suggested that students first complete, "Basic Aspects of Aging" before taking other aging studies classes.
There is no formal application to join the Aging Studies Program. All UI students in good standing are invited to begin working toward a CERTIFICATE or MINOR in Aging Studies, or to design a major in Aging Studies through Interdepartmental Studies.
Please do complete the ASP Enrollment Form so we know you are interested and so that we can let you know about campus opportunities related to the Aging Studies Program.
The Certificate in Aging requires 21 semester hours of approved aging related courses and can be earned at the undergraduate or graduate level.
153:108, same as 042:108, 096:108, 169:108 and ASP: 3008 or SSW: 3008 or NURS: 3008 or LEIS: 3008
|Basic Aspects of Aging||3 s.h.|
153:135, same as 042:135, and ASP:3135
|Global Aging||3 s.h.|
153:150 , same as 031:150 and ASP:3160
|Psychology of Aging||3 s.h.|
|153:160 same as ASP:3160||Biology of Aging||3 s.h.|
153:190,(same as 042:190 and ASP:4190:0001
153:189:EXW same as ASP:4189:0EXW
Aging Studies Internship
Internship Seminar (042:195)
Students should have completed at least 9 semester hours in the Aging Studies Program PRIOR to enrolling in the Internship and Seminar.
|Electives from among ASP listed or cross-listed courses at the "100 level or higher" in the new numbering system at the "3000 level or higher."||5-6 s.h.|
Note: As of August 2011, the ASP Colloquium is no longer required. Instead, students will complete a 1 credit seminar while doing their ASP internship.
A grade point average of at least 2.0 ( grade "C") is required in all coursework applied toward the Certificate or the Minor in Aging Studies.
Undergraduate students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Nursing, Engineering or Education may complete a minor in Aging Studies by taking 15 semester hours in age-related coursework. Look for classes listed or cross-listed as Aging Studies Progam classes (ASP) that are level 3000 or above. (You are allowed one class below the 3000 level toward the Minor). The course Basic Aspects of Aging (153:108 or ASP:3008) is required for all students earning an Minor in Aging Studies. Students must obtain at least a 2.0 GPA in all classes applied to the Minor. Students may earn either a Minor or a Certificate in Aging Studies, but not both. Students pursuing a Minor in Aging Studies do not enroll in the Aging Studies internship.
For more information about the Aging Studies Program, please call or write:
UI Aging Studies Program
Director, Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW
Room 308 North Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Deadline March 20, 2013