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Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Careers
Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:
Aging Services Provider
Geriatric Care Specialist
Dementia Care Specialist/Provider
Client Navigation Specialist
Gerontology - Aging Services Professional Programs
The Gerontology-Aging Services Professional program is designed to meet the emerging and rapidly growing demand for service providers needed to work with the aging population. It is ideal for people entering the job market or choosing to enhance their current careers in service delivery or leadership roles within the gerontology field.
You will acquire comprehensive and interdisciplinary training to prepare you to work with older adults in a variety of positions and in diverse settings such as community, non-profit, and government agencies, counseling centers, adult care, memory care, senior centers, home health care, assisted living, long-term care, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, hospice, and business and industry. This innovative and flexible program blends online and experiential learning with community-based fieldwork (135 hours) and is designed to fit into busy life schedules. You can choose part-time or full-time program options and mix and match coursework.
Gerontology - Aging Services Professional graduates will be able to:
- Evaluate the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of aging throughout the lifespan
- Exhibit ethical and legal practice consistent with a gerontology professional
- Distinguish the role of the gerontology professional in the coordination of service delivery
- Cultivate an age-friendly community