List of Accredited Online Degrees

Students wishing to pursue a higher education in the fields of Health and Medicine will participate in a variety of courses, designed not only to enable the practice of good health but also the education of proper public health procedures to the general public. A degree concentration in areas of health and medicine is a broad interdisciplinary area of study that encompasses many attributes to the efficient operation of a health care organization.

Health education is a popular concentration within the field of study. The coursework emphasizes the education of common people about general health. A professional health educator can enter career opportunities with environmental health, physical health, social health, emotional health, intellectual health, and spiritual health organizations. Education about health and disease prevention is a critical goal of health care providers as it leads to best practices in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.

Health science is another branch of higher education. The science focuses on two integral approaches to health: the study and research of the body and health-related issues to conclude how humans function, and the application of the learned knowledge to create, improve and perform treatments to prevent and cure physical ailments. A degree in health science will build on the core understandings from biology, biochemistry, physics, epidemiology, pharmacology, medical sociology.

Primary care medical services are provided by physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners in physician offices, clinics, nursing homes, schools and home visits. Most medical issues can be treated by a primary care provider.

Secondary care medical services are provided by specialists in offices, clinics or hospitals for patients first diagnosed at primary care facilities. Medical services provided can be out/inpatient services, emergency rooms, intensive care medicine, surgery services, physical therapy, labor and delivery, endoscopy units, diagnostic laboratory and medical imaging services.

Tertiary care medical services are provided by special hospitals or regional centers equipped with state-of-the- art diagnostic and treatment facilities. The types of facilities include: trauma centers, burn treatment centers, advanced neonatology services, organ transplants, high-risk pregnancy and oncology.

Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within advanced organizations providing all levels of patient care. Students wishing to earn a degree in the health sciences are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state and local governing agencies.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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MSN in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Maryville University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to give active nurses the skills, confidence, and autonomy needed to become a nurse practitioner. Maryvil...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    41
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gerontology

At Ashford University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gerontology is available to individuals who wish to work with the senior population in a variety of different environments. Graduates may gain k...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA Health and Human Services Long-Term Care Management Specialization

Ashford University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services with a specialization in Long-Term Care Management. This degree is intended for students who wish to enter the field of he...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Human Services / Gerontology

Focus on the physical, mental, and psychosocial development of humans during the aging process. This concentration supports students with an interest in working directly with the growing aging pop...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    180
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Registered nurses (RNs) with a master’s degree in nursing could prepare to advance their careers by enrolling in the School of Nursing’s graduate-level Adult Nurse Practitioner Certifi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    60
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Master in Gerontology / Management of Aging Services

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Liberal Studies / Gerontology

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    31
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Bachelor of General Studies / Gerontology

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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    124
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Life Stages & Transitions

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Sociology of Medicine & Aging

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Healthy Aging

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    14
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Master in Gerontology

Kansas State University offers an online master’s degree in family studies and human services with a specialization in gerontology that is designed to prepare students to work directly with aging ...

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  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    21
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Gerontology

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  • Degree Level:
    Doctorate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    20
  • Credit Type:
    Per Course

Post-Master's Certificate in Geropsychology & Elder Care

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
  • Credit Type:

Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration

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  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    128
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Management

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  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Masters of Arts in Applied Gerontology

In the Master of Arts in Gerontology program you’ll embark on a study of aging that examines the physical, mental, and social changes in individuals as they grow from middle age through lat...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    54
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Elder Care Management Certificate

Lasell College offers a Elder Care Management Certificate for professionals in business interested in developing their ability to administrate care for the elderly and the aged. Students will lear...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Gerontology Certificate

The Graduate Gerontology Certificate offered by McDaniel College offers students the opportunity to examine human aging from a bio-psycho social perspective.  The program looks into the physi...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    N/A
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate

Earn your degree in Professional Geriatric Care Manager Certificate from Misericordia University ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program

The course in the Contemplative End-of-Life Care Certificate Program from Naropa University combines 15 weeks of on-line learning with an eight-day residential retreat at Light on the Hill in upst...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
    Buddhist
  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

Certificate of Gerontology

The University of North Georgia offers a Certificate in Gerontology for students and professionals in fields of study and employment relating to the aging process and working with older adults. St...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    N/A

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

M.A. in Gerontology

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Master of Arts in Gerontology. The advanced degree develops the perspective that human beings requ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:
  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:

Adult Development and Aging Services (Undergraduate Certificate)

Adult Development and Aging Services (Undergraduate Certificate) Coming Soon......

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Public
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:

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