Gerontology Program

Sylvania SS 1 | Program Director: Jan Abushakrah | 971-722-8254 | ger@pcc.edu

Fitness and Aging:
Co‐Certificate and Co‐Degree in Fitness Technology & Gerontology

Course # Course Title Cr Req ‐ FT Req - GRN
GRN181 Exploring the Field of Aging 2   X
PSY215 Human Development 4   X
SOC223 Sociology of Aging 4   X
SOC230 Introduction to Gerontology 4   X
SOC231 Sociology of Health and Aging 4   X
SOC232 Death and Dying: Culture & Issues 4   X
SOC280B Gerontology Internship Seminar 1   X
GRN282 Gerontology Professional Seminar 1   X
FT280A /
GRN280A
Cooperative Education: Internship 4 X *X
FT101 Fitness Technology Seminar 2 X  
FT102 Injury Prevention & Management 2 X  
FT103 Nutrition for Fitness Instructors 2 X  
FT104 Fitness Assessment & Programming I 3 X  
FT105 Fitness Assessment & Programming II 3 X  
FT106 Analysis of Movement 3 X  
FT107 Exercise Science I 3 X  
FT131 Structure & Function of the Human Body 4 X  
HPE295 Health & Fitness for Life 3 X  
PE181A Beginning Weight Training 1 X  
PSY101 Psychology & Human Relations 4 X  
SP111 Public Speaking 4 X  
Professional Activities Courses ‐ Required
PE281 Weight Training 2 X  
Professional Activities Courses – Options (Choose 2) 4 X  
PE282A Group Fitness + Co‐requisite: Aerobic class (2) (X)  
PE282B Special Populations (2) (X)  
PE283 Mind/Body + Co‐requisite: Yoga or Tai Chi (2) (X)  
PE287 Aquatics + Co‐requisite : Aquatic class (2) (X)  
Basic Competencies
WR121 English Composition 4 X X
MTH65 Introductory Algebra 2 4 X X
CAS133 Basic Computer Skills/MS Office 4 X X
TOTAL GRN + FT Certificate Reqs/Electives 80 credits

* FT280A accepted substitute for GRN280A if majority of time worked with older adults.