An online Human Services degree allows interested individuals to help others by working alongside professional staff such as social workers and psychologists. They will coordinate and provide support to those in need through direct and indirect services.
A certificate in Human Services focusing on Aging Studies will allow you to work with the health, wellness, and social concerns of older adults. Students will learn about the aging process, social institutions and policies, programs and services, and providing direct services to older people and their families. The program is guided by principles from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
Class topics include studies of:
- Legal rights of older adults
- Brain and behavior
- Medication and alcohol use in older adults
- Abnormal psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Human aging
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Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Admission TestsACT/SAT, Placement Test
Official High School Transcript/GED Score