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 12 credit hours. You'll start with the basics of aging studies and select 9 additional hours in a variety of areas related to the study of aging.


The increasing aging population affects all areas of society from medical care to social and community services. The broad-scale effects touch the lives of every living person. A minor in aging studies helps you to address policy and well-being of older adults to protect their interests.

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