With an aging population, there is a growing needed for individuals who have the skills and the knowledge that is needed for assisting older adults who are struggling with cognitive changes, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss of independence, and other mental and emotional challenges related to aging.
As a student in this online degree in gerontological psychology, individuals will work with a number of experts to develop a well-rounded understanding of not only the basics of psychology, but also the knowledge that is needed for applying various theories and practices to individuals or groups in order to provide quality counseling, psycho-educational programming, and other therapeutic activities to help seniors adjust to life changes and continue living the happiest, fullest lives possible.
Throughout the course of this online gerontology program, students will take a number of courses that are focused on topics, such as:
- Pysical, mental, and social aspects of gerontology and the process of aging
- Human services
- Legal factors that influence elders
With the advent of new techniques, procedures, and medicines people are living longer lives, and this has created a number of opportunities in well-paying positions in a number of fields, including: policy analysis, senior housing management, and many more. This is an ideal psychology degree program for any individual who is looking to move into any of these areas.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission