Foundations of Gerontology

Catalog Number
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Upper

The UExcel Foundations of Gerontology examination is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, upper-level undergraduate course in gerontology. The examination measures knowledge and understanding of the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging, the ability to describe, understand, and analyze issues pertaining to the functioning and well-being of older people, and awareness of the needs and realities involved in the aging process. Emphasis is placed on typical aspects of aging and problems associated with aging, as well as the implications of population aging for society. The examination is multidisciplinary in nature and covers theories, concepts, empirical patterns, and their implications for policy and practice. No prior knowledge of gerontology is required for this examination. (Multiple-choice examination.)

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