These courses are taught by Penn State faculty using a combination of web and email resources as the delivery method.
See course start and end periods, registration deadlines, and semesters offered.
Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Development and Aging Services
|Introduction to the Biology of Aging||BIOL 155 (GN)||Examination of human aging from a biological perspective. Population demographics, physiological and pathological changes, and healthy lifestyles are discussed. Students who have passed BIOL 409 may not schedule this course.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Health Services Organization||H P A 101||Examination of the social, political, historic, and scientific factors in the development and organization of health services.||3 credits|
|Adult Development and Aging||HD FS 249 (GS)||Physiological, psychological, and social development and intervention from young adulthood through old age.||3 credits|
|Sociology of Aging||SOC 035||Introduction to the sociological study of aging.||3 credits|
|Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies||HD FS 129 (GS)||Introduction to psychosocial and family development at all stages of the individual and family life cycle.||3 credits|
|Personal and Interpersonal Skills||HD FS 216||Conceptions of life span personal and interpersonal skill enhancement.||3 credits|
|Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions||HD FS 301||Examines bases for choices among values in personal and professional relations in human development processes and supporting services||3 credits|
|Human Development and Family Studies Interventions||HD FS 311||Survey of individual and family formal and informal intervention efforts; historical and current perspectives and approaches.
Prerequisite: HD FS 129
|Family Development||HD FS 315Y (GI)||An overview of families, focusing primarily on contemporary American families.||3 credits|
|Introductory Principles of Nutrition||NUTR 251 (GHA)||The nutrients: food sources and physiological functions as related to human growth and well-being throughout life; current nutrition issues. Students who have passed NUTR 151 may not schedule this course.||3 credits|
|Psychology OR Introductory Sociology||PSYCH 100 (GS) or SOC 001 (GS)||Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications
The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.