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Why Study Activity and Program Planning at Madonna University?

  • Internships in various settings provide hands-on experience and help build your professional network
  • One of five Michiganders is age 60 or over, and long-term care is the tenth largest employer in the U.S.
  • Enhance your career opportunities in a growing field
  • Madonna faculty members are respected professionals who share their experiences and skills in class

This certificate program will provide you the knowledge to promote positive aging in order to help older adults retain their health and well-being, so they can reach their highest potential. You will learn how to plan successful programs, activities, and events to engage older adults at varying functional levels. Learn to engage them in different settings, through meaningful social, cognitive, and physical experiences. Through the certificate courses you will gain a deeper understanding of the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of growing older. You’ll sharpen your communication and critical thinking skills, and graduate prepared to find a rewarding career in this growing segment of the economy.

Career Opportunities   Employers of Alumni
Adult Education Coordinator   Adult Day Programs
Community Outreach   Assisted Living Residences

Event Planner

  Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Life Enrichment/Activities

  Home Care Agencies
Senior Center Programming   Memory Care Settings
Volunteers Manager   Senior Centers
    Senior Living
    Skilled Nursing Facilities
    Recreation Departments