Aging and Health

(19 semester hours)


Life expectancy gains and the aging of the baby boomers are producing a growing older population. Researchers, planners, and health service providers are increasingly interested in the factors related to the health status and health needs of older people. Additionally, our informal and formal health care systems are evolving and adapting in response to the health care needs of an aging population.

Miami's minor in Aging and Health is designed for students from a variety of disciplines and with a variety of health-related career goals (e.g., physicians, exercise physiologists, nurses, physical therapists, speech language pathologists). This minor may also be pursued purely out of interest in knowledge about health and aging. Open to all majors, this multidisciplinary minor responds to the need for more individuals with knowledge about health and aging.


A minimum 2.0 g.p.a. is required for all courses in this minor. With the exception of GTY 440G Fieldwork in Gerontology, courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser.


Department of Sociology and Gerontology
375 Upham Hall