MinorAging Studies

WSU's minor in aging studies will equip you with knowledge about the rapidly growing aging population, which is useful in a wide range of fields—from health care to business.

Learn how aging studies is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Older adults benefit from student-led exercise classes through Wichita State

Highly trained graduate, practicum and undergraduate internship students are using their skills to lead exercise classes for older adults in the community.

The program is called WellREP and is an evidence-based, progressive exercise class specially designed for older adults.  

More than 150 older adults are served at 10 locations in the Wichita area.


The minor in aging studies consists of 15 credit hours. You'll start by studying the basics of gerontology and select at least 12 additional hours from courses such as:

  • Psychology of Aging
  • Caregiving and Aging
  • Public Health and Aging
  • Systems in Long-Term Care


With an increasingly large aging population comes the need for well-trained aging specialists in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Academia
  • Aging research and policy institutes
  • HMOs and hospitals
  • Mental health
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Skilled nursing facilities

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