Master's Degree - Gerontology

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Fall 2024 Course Information
Physical Health, Wellness, and Active Aging

Course Description
Normative biological and physiological changes due to aging are identified with a focus on how environmental factors such as physical activity and nutrition can support healthy aging and prevention of frailty and age-related diseases. Multiple facets of active aging that can augment quality of life will be examined. Resources for implementation of inclusive programs for diverse groups of aging adults will be explored. 
Contacts
Instructor

Tim Killian
Office: 479-575-7214
tkillian@uark.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

TBD


Course Access
 
About 3 - 4 weeks before the semester starts, they will receive an email inviting them to the University of Arkansas organization. If students do not have a Microsoft account, they will have to create one. Students taking a course taught by the University of Arkansas will be granted access to the University of Arkansas course management system, Blackboard. An email will be sent to the email address provided by the student's home university with detailed instructions about procedures for logging into Blackboard and the online course. If students have not received the invite they can contact the University of Arkansas campus coordinator, Madison Fielding. If they are having trouble with logging into Blackboard, they can contact our IT Help Desk at 479-575-4357.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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