The Aging Services Leadership minor assists individuals interested in gaining knowledge pertaining to aging, eldercare, and gerontology. The minor prepares individuals to understand the cultural, physical, and social aspects of aging, along with the aspects of how aging affects populations. The minor prepares individuals to apply administrative principles required in the management of aging services, such as nursing homes, long-term care settings, and home health services. The minor provides required core courses, along with elective course in which students can tailor the minor to meet specifications of career goals. Potential majors to complement this minor include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Health Care Management, Integrative Health Care, Nursing, Psychology, Recreation Profession, Social Work, and Sociology. The minor is also applicable to individuals who plan to apply to graduate programs in health care or an aging field of study.
Students can contact the Department of Health Professions for advising at 303-556-3130. New or transfer students interested in the Aging Services Leadership minor can also seek advising through the College of Professional Studies Advising Office at 303-556-3304.
Completion of this minor does not guarantee admission into any nursing or health professions graduate program. Students are responsible for contacting the nursing or health professions graduate program to which they are applying regarding specific prerequisite courses required by that program.
Students must select 18 credit hours from the following courses including at least 3 hours of upper-division credit. Courses used for a major or minor other than the Aging Services Leadership minor or used to satisfy General Studies requirements cannot be used for the Aging Services Leadership minor.