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Aging Services Degree

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As baby boomers continue to swell America’s elderly population, the demand for senior-care specialists is growing. Geneva College’s online aging services degree program offers a convenient way for busy adults to prepare for a career in this burgeoning field.

Census Bureau researchers project a steady rise in the number of senior citizens—they estimate that by 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older.* This trend underscores the critical need for qualified eldercare managers nationwide.Geneva College features a fully online program in gerontology leading to a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Aging Services.

Our online elderly care courses are designed to equip graduates with a solid foundation in the physical and social aspects of aging. Students will explore policies, services, and programs geared to older adults, gaining insights that can help them deliver a high level of care for America’s aging population.

Career Opportunities in Aging Services

Graduates of Geneva College’s online program in Aging Services are employed in a variety of mid-level and executive eldercare roles, including:

  • Home Health Team Manager
  • Personal Care Manager
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Assisted Living Manager
  • Housing Manager
  • Activities Manager
  • Dietary Manager
  • Adult Day Center Director
  • Manager/Director of a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Aging Services: Degree Program Outcomes

As a student in Geneva College’s online aging services degree program, you will examine and discuss the many aspects of aging in today’s society. Online senior-care classes cover relevant social, health, and political issues, led by expert faculty well versed in effective approaches for promoting optimal health and gerontology services for aging individuals.The professors and staff in our online aging services program are committed to helping you become a highly competent and effective manager who consistently performs in a professional and ethically responsible manner. Upon successful completion of your degree program and online elderly care courses, you should be prepared to oversee the well-being and safety of individuals who require support as they age and to deliver compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care.

Online Senior-Care Classes and Core Courses for Geneva College’s Aging Services Degree Program

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits*

AGE 201

Aging Services, Systems, and Case Management

3

AGE 250

Health, Wellness, and Adjustment in Older Adults

3

AGE 301

Professional Ethics in Aging

3

AGE 401

The Aging Adult in Social Systems

3

AGE 410

Death, Dying and Bereavement

3

AGE 420

Supervision and Professional Development

3

AGE 430

Policies and Programs for Aging Populations

3

AGE 440

Legal Issues in Aging

3

BBL 408

Foundations of Christian Thought

3

HMT 411

Humanities

3

HSS 434

Applied Research and Statistics

3

PSY 253

Adulthood and Aging

3

* Students pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Aging Services must complete or transfer a minimum of 60 credit hours prior to taking these 36 credit hours of required courses.

Learn More or Apply to Geneva College’s Online Aging Services Degree Program

Geneva College’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Aging Services is one of several online bachelor’s degree programs designed to assist working adults in completing an undergraduate education while balancing their work obligations and personal life. Whether you have a full- or part-time job, family, or other responsibilities, our online aging services courses make it possible to attain your academic and professional goals on your schedule. Apply now for our flexible and convenient online program in gerontology and take the first step to a rewarding career in senior-care management.

* Vincent, Grayson K. and Victoria A. Velkoff. THE NEXT FOUR DECADESThe Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050; U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Reports; May 2010. 

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Ryan Buchar, Student Recruitment Manager
724-858-4026
onlineInfo@Geneva.edu

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