The evidence-based curriculum includes two courses directed at exploring patient/client management across the lifespan. This course (2) expands upon previous coursework in pathophysiology, social psychology, and physical therapist management with an emphasis on changes that occur with aging and their cultural and socioeconomic influence on the aging adult population. Theories of aging, attitudes toward aging, older adult health care needs, long term care, and family/caregiver concerns will be discussed. Common medical pathologies and cognitive impairments related to the aging process will be presented, with emphasis on principles of physical therapist management. Community-based activities will enhance the integration of this material.