SCEN 6010 The Physical Dimensions of Aging

This course is designed to introduce students to the physiological, behavioral, and cognitive changes associated with aging. In particular, we will focus on what physiological and structural changes are typical for an aging human body focusing on the brain, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. We will also discuss what it means to become older within a community, what can a person expect during the aging process, and what kind of control a person has over his/her aging body. Course participants travel to local aging centers and continuing care facilities as part of the learning process.