GERO 0201 - Health & Physical Aging

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the physical aspects of aging. The increase in life expectancy requires an understanding of the many aspects of the aging process, including physical aspects of aging. This course is designed to provide knowledge about physical aspects of human aging and factors that affect physical aging. Students learn about physical changes that occur naturally with advanced age, changes associated with disease or disability due to aging, and behavioral and inherent factors that influence physical aging. Discussions will focus on gaining awareness and understanding of potential strategies towards healthy aging.

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