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NC.OAD-001 - Healthy Aging for Older Adults - Minoo Pakgohar

Course:Healthy Aging for Older Adults
Professor:Minoo Pakgohar
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths
  • 4 Week
  • 5 Week
  • 8 Week
  • 12 Week
  • 16 Week


Minoo Pakgohar

My name is Minoo Pakgohar and I will be your instructor for Healthy Aging NC.OAD-001. This course examines issues of aging and the related concerns of the older adult. You know as we get older, we will face many issues. You will learn how to promote your mental and physical health, how to use social support services, and how to live healthier, and happier.This course examines issues of aging and the related concerns of the older adult. This class is fully online and there is not required synchronous meeting through Zoom, and we don’t meet in person. 

I am available through Canvas messaging and email on an ongoing basis if you have any questions. You can expect a reply within 12-24 hours depending on the day of the week.  

Thank you for selecting Issues in Healthy Aging. And thank you for selecting me as your instructor.

Yours truly,

Minoo Pakgohar, Ph.D.

Course Description

This course introduces issues of aging and the related concerns of the older adult, focuses on how to live longer, healthier, and happier, how to plan for physical and mental changes with age, how to find support services to be independent with age, how to assist self and others with ongoing health conditions with age.

What to Expect in this Course

This is a remote class and there will be no zoom meetings and campus visits. All of your submitted work (discussions, quizzes) will be completed through Canvas. Digital information for this course will be accessed via Canvas at beginning the first day of class. I will send an email to the class one week prior to the start date with additional information. Only participants registered in this course will be able to log in to Canvas to access the course content. You can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661) 362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support. Each week we have one module, where you will:

  1. Read learning Objectives
  2. Read PowerPoints
  3. Watch videos
  4. Complete one practice quiz
  5. Share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences in chatrooms 

 You will need to have regular access to a reliable computer with stable, high-speed internet connection. The use of MyCanyons email account  and Canvas. 

Types of Assessments

Self-assessment through practice quizzes.

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks for this course. National Institute on Aging is a good source for getting more information.  

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 11/22/2022 Sub#: 1189