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:

    Not applicable

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

BA in Gerontology

Serve the growing senior population with your online Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology degree from Ashford University. This online degree program demonstrates your comprehension of the physical, soc...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

BA in Health and Human Services / Long-Term Care Management

Enhance your degree when you add the Long-Term Care specialization to your online Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services degree program. Study gerontology and the challenges confronting lon...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Professionals with a registered nursing license can pursue an MSN in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner degree at South University. The program is adapted to the American Associatio...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Master
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    56
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Post Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The online Post Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner focuses on health care services for adults, specifically anyone over the age of 18. Professionals with a m...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    32
  • 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:

    Not applicable

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

Master in Gerontology / Management of Aging Services

The Management in Aging Services master's degree program offers students an advanced degree in the growing field of aging services. This includes long-term care, service-supported housing, com...

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

    Not applicable

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

Master of Liberal Studies / Gerontology

With the increasing number of aging adults in society, the Gerontology concentration provides for diverse and growing career opportunities in wellness, rehabilitation, marketing, interior ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of General Studies / Gerontology

Delivering distance education since 1980, the Bachelor of General Studies provides a liberal arts foundation, giving adult students maximum flexibility to determine their educational goals and the...

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

    Not applicable

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

Certificate in Life Stages & Transitions

This certificate program includes courses that deal with major life passages, such as marriage, remarriage, childrearing, aging, and death and dying. The Life Issues certificate provides students ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Certificate in Sociology of Medicine & Aging

With a rising retirement population, projected job growth in health and human services continues to be in demand. The online Sociology of Medicine and Aging certificate equips students with added ...

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

    Not applicable

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

Certificate in Healthy Aging

This online certificate is ideal for healthcare professionals who wish to gain more awareness about healthy aging processes in order to enhance skill sets. The Certificate in Healthy Aging...

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

    Not applicable

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

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

    Not applicable

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

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

The Gerontology graduate certificate provides credentials in gerontology for students who do not need a master's degree. It is designed for professionals who are either working directly with o...

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

    Not applicable

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

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology / Gerontology

The online Gerontology specialization provides important theoretical and applied knowledge to assist you in expanding your career, whether you choose to work with older adults and their families o...

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

    Not applicable

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

Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology

The online Gerontology specialization provides important theoretical and applied knowledge to assist you in expanding your career, whether you choose to work with older adults and their families o...

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

    Not applicable

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

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services / Gerontology

See Yourself Succeed in Aging Services SNHU’s gerontology degree has been designed to meet the challenge of caring for the nation’s aging population over the u...

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

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    120
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Bachelor of Science in Long-Term Care Administration

OVERVIEW This online program provides you with a professional education in the field of long-term care administration and one with an important distinction. While ma...

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

    Roman Catholic

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

Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Management

The online Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Management is a 12 credit hour program designed to prepare participants to better meet the needs of the rapidly aging and long-lived population th...

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

    Not applicable

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

    Not applicable

  • 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:

    Not applicable

  • 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:
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • 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:

    Not applicable

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    Hybrid
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    0
  • Credit Type:
    NA

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 late...

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

    Not applicable

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

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:

    Not applicable

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

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