GERONTOLOGY (GE13) Not accepting new students effective Summer 2017

The Gerontology Associate of Applied Science Degree program provides specialized training for employment in businesses or agencies providing services to the elderly population. This program provides an overview of the aging process and problems associated with normal growth and development, with an emphasis on the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that meet the needs of older adults. The required practicum will allow students to gain hands-on experience needed to work with the aging population.

Associate Degree
Program Length 61 Credit Hours
Education Requirements High School graduate or GED recipient; minimum age: 18
Entrance Dates Every Semester
Offered Macon Campus

Gerontology Curriculum

Credit Hours

General Education Core Courses 15
Area I - Language Arts/Communication  
ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics  
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts  
XXXX xxxx Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Program-Specific Requirement  
XXXX xxxx General Education Core Elective (Areas I - IV)
Occupational Courses 46
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for AHS 2
BIOL 2113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 2113L Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1
BIOL 2114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 2114L Anatomy and Physiology Lab II 1
COMP 1000 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
GERT 1000 Understanding The Geronotological Client 2
GERT 1010 Aging Services Environment 2
GERT 1020 Behavioral Aspects of Aging 2
GERT 1030 Gerontological Nutrition 1
GERT 1040 Healthy Aging 2
GERT 1050 Principles of Home Health Care 3
GERT 1060 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia 3
GERT 1070 Legal and Ethics Aspects of Aging 3
GERT 1080 Death and Dying 2
GERT 2000 Gerontology Practicum I 5
GERT 2010 Gerontology Practicum II 5
  Total Hours 61