3 semester hour credits
Healthy Aging explores the impact of lifestyle on the aging process, including choices that may help to mitigate premature aging and promote healthy aging around the world. This course examines lifestyle factors that include diet quality, physical activity, sleep quality, and stress management. Additional topics include the role of nutrition, dietary supplements, and exercise in maintaining optimal function of the brain and skeletal system, as well as the effects of prescription medications on nutritional status. Students complete personal self-assessments in sleep, stress, and brain function.