This course examines the normal physiological, psychological, social and spiritual changes affecting aging adults using the Holistic Approach to wellness. Normal physiological and anatomical changes, as well as the dysfunctional effects of common health problems will be examined. The process of normal psychological and social aging will be addressed as well as abnormal factors such as cognitive decline. Additional topics will include spirituality, changing requirements for physical activity, and health promotion measures. Students will learn common medical terminology and charting techniques related to aging clients.
Not all courses are offered each term.Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.