The Need for Aging and Health Care Professionals
Admission to the Master of Science in Health Sciences Aging track is currently on hold as we restructure the program. We anticipate reopening for fall 2020 admissions with an exciting new curriculum that will meet the needs of health care professions who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of topics in the field of gerontology. Please be sure to check back for updates.
As the aging population increases, so too does the need for well-trained health professionals, service providers, planners and policy workers who understand the unique issues of the aging. That’s why we’ve created programs specifically to meet the need for more health care professionals in this field. In our fully online Aging program, you’ll gain a strong foundation in evidence-based research, complete specialized courses in aging and health, and take electives geared to your area of interest such as nutrition, mental health or leadership.
Graduates in this rewarding field can make an impact working directly with older adults, influencing elder health care policy and challenging stereotypes related to the aging population.
- Graduate certificate (15 credits)
- Master’s Degree in Health Sciences, Aging track (33 Credits)
The 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Aging is shorter than the master’s program and is designed for working health care professionals who want to develop or expand their skill set to work with the aging population.