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Why study Gerontology at Madonna University?

  • One out of five Michiganders is age 60 or over, and long-term care is the tenth largest employer in the U.S.
  • Gain hands-on experience through internships in various community and long-term care settings
  • Become an expert in advocating for older adults and accessing community resources
  • Enhance your marketability with a certificate in dementia care or care management
  • Faculty members are respected professionals, who share real life experiences and skills
  • Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection - you can complete this degree in the classroom or in a degree completion format 100% online

As an Aging Studies student, you will be prepared to address the growing and evolving concerns of an aging population. Gain skills, promote positive aging, and help older adults retain their health and well-being so they can achieve their highest potential. You will experience the appreciation of older clients as you assist them in gaining benefits, finding appropriate housing, acquiring health and technology literacy, and accessing needed services. To achieve this goal, you will learn about the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of growing older in American society. You’ll sharpen your communication and critical thinking skills, and graduate prepared to find and master a rewarding career working in the aging field.

Careers Grad School Employers of Alumni
Admissions director Madonna University American House
Care coordinator Oakland University Alzheimer’s Association
Community health worker University of Detroit Mercy Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Community liaison University of Michigan Brookdale Senior Living
Insurance administrator Wayne State University Canterbury-on-the-Lake
Intake coordinator   Civic Park Senior Center – Livonia
Life enrichment director   Clinton Twp. Senior Adult Life Ctr.
Residential housing administrator   Jewish Senior Life
Senior center director   Marywood Nursing Center
Service coordinator   Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
Volunteer manager   The Senior Alliance
    Trinity Health