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Gerontology

Why Minor in Gerontology?

A minor in gerontology teaches students the social and behavioral aspects of aging. Students gain an understanding about the changes that happen as a person grows older such as social structures, physical changes and maintaining health and wellness practices that create a better life experience. Students also learn about active listening and methods to communicating with aging adults.

This minor requires 200 hours of hands-on experience and application of knowledge with active and frail elders.

Northwest faculty work collaboratively with surrounding establishments ensuring students get profession-based experiences to prepare them for a successful career.

What majors align well with a Gerontology minor?

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