These courses are taught by Penn State faculty using a combination of web and email resources as the delivery method.
Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Adult Development and Aging Services
Professional Core (12 credits)
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.
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.
Adult Development and Aging
HD FS 249 (GS)
Physiological, psychological, and social development and intervention from young adulthood through old age.
Sociology of Aging
Introduction to the sociological study of aging.
Professional Electives (Choose 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.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
HD FS 216
Conceptions of life span personal and interpersonal skill enhancement.
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
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
HD FS 315Y (GI)
An overview of families, focusing primarily on contemporary American families.
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.
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.