2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gerontology - MS in Human Services


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Aging populations with special needs are creating a greater demand for professionals who can facilitate the integration of services for the older adult, including health and home care, financial and lifestyle, and issues of daily living. The Gerontology specialization prepares students to meet this growing need. In this specialization, students explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global, cross-cultural issues in aging. Successful students will develop a broad understanding of factors that affect the geriatric population’s quality of life, from the physiological changes of aging, to the effects of chronic disease, to the challenges of independent living.