Healthy Aging, Associate of Arts (AA)
|CNA 105||The Art of Caring for the Person with Dementia-Memory Care Basics||4.5|
|CNA 106||Compassionate Communication for Caregivers: The Art of Connecting in a Caregiving Relationship||1|
|HE 201||Introduction to Healthy Aging||3|
|HE 202||Health Promotion: Behavior Change Theories and Practice||3|
|HE 203||Health Promotion: Lifestyle Modifications and Preventative Health Care Strategies||3|
|HE 290||Work Experience in Healthy Aging||1-2|
|PSY 100||General Psychology||3-4|
|or PSY 100H||General Psychology, Honors|
|PSY 145||Human Development||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Chemical Dependency and the Family|
|Psychology Of Health And Effective Behavior|
|Social Psychology: Psychological Perspective|
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
- Provide a high quality experience for individuals enrolled in the Healthy Aging Program to: understand aging as a diverse physiological process, recognize age-related changes in relation to accidents and fall prevention and develop skills and expertise with performing activities that focus on health promotion and health maintenance education.
- Prepare new students as well as current health care providers to work with and/or provide care for the aging population in a variety of settings.
- Collaborate with local community programs directed at serving the health promotion needs of the aging population.
- Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve opportunities in the workplace as well as to provide foundational knowledge for additional higher education in the field of aging.