An online bachelor's degree in gerontology prepares students to work with aging adults, healthy or ill, and their families. Gerontology students study the human aging process and the biological, behavioral, and social changes associated with aging, along with the services that assist in the aging process. It will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Students with a degree in gerontology may find careers in:
Paul Falkowski is passionate about the aging community. As an online instructor and the program coordinator, Dr. Falkowski works to prepare students for the many issues and opportunities facing this rapidly increasing group, including independence, health changes and end-of-life planning.
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|Introduction to Gerontology||3|
Course Number: GERO 2000
An introduction to social gerontology and human development in later life; emphasis is on important elements of aging, such as socialization, family interaction, retirement, physical and psychological aging, and perceptions of older persons in contemporary society.
|Psychology of Adult Development and Aging||3|
Course Number: GERO 4460
The focus of this course is on the major social and psychological changes that occur as a function of again. Both normal and abnormal patterns of developmental change are examined, along with their implications for behavior. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing
|Programs and Services for the Elderly||3|
Course Number: GERO 4670
This course is provided to give the student an historical overview of programs for the elderly; examines the national policy process as it relates to the older American; and review the principles and practices relative to the existing national programs for the aged. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing
Course Number: GERO 4940/8940
This course provides the opportunity to students to share field experiences; to obtain guidance concerning various relationships with agency, staff and clients; and to develop a broadly based perspective of the field of aging.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.